From Princely Onyenwe, Abuja
The council chambers of the State House Abuja Nigeria was agog by the swearing in of a new acting Chief Justice of Nigeria by name Olukayode Ariwoola.
Ariwoola, who is the most senior Justice of the Supreme Court was sworn-in at around 3:00pm, hours after the resignation of the former CJN, Tanko Muhammad.
Meanwhile, Imo State Governor Sen. Hope Uzodinma has extended his warm Felicitation to the Hon Justice Olukayode Ariwoola on his appointment and swearing in as the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria.
In a statement personally signed by him and made available to 9News Nigeria, on Tuesday 28-06-2022, the Governor noted that with more than 11 years at the Supreme Court and judicial experience that tranversed Lagos, Enugu and Kaduna Divisions of the Appeal Court, the new Chief Justice was “tailor-made for the job”.
Uzodinma added that Nigerians were indeed looking forward to a more robust and responsive judiciary that will sustain the gains of democracy under the leadership of Justice Ariwoola.
The Governor said that the Government and people of Imo State wish the new Chief Judge a successful and fruitful tenure.
It will interest our readers to note that the acting CJN was born on August 22, 1958, in Iseyin, Oyo State. He was formerly a Justice of the Court of Appeal before being elevated to the Supreme Court bench in 2011.
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