President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to confirm Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, as the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).
This was contained in a letter read by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, during Tuesday’s plenary.
Ariwoola has been acting as the CJN since Justice Tanko Muhammad resigned as the head of the country’s judiciary.
Muhammad resigned after 14 justices of the apex court accused the him of abandoning his responsibilities as the leader of the court.
The judges also accused the CJN of going on foreign trips with his family while denying them the right to go on international training.
In the letter read by Lawan, the president based his request on section 231 (1) of the constitution.
“Pursuant to section 231 (1) of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended; I forward for confirmation by the Senate of Honourable Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as the chief justice of Nigeria,” Buhari said