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Buhari swears in Ariwoola as Chief Justice of Nigeria

The Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has sworn in Olukayode Ariwoola as substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria, following his confirmation by the Senate on 21 September three months after his appointment.

Penpushing reports that, the ceremony took place on Wednesday at the Council chamber of the State House, Abuja, shortly before the commencement of the weekly virtual meeting of Federal Executive Council (FEC), chaired by the President.

The new Chief Justice, an indigene of Iseyin in Oyo State was appointed as acting Chief Justice of Federation (CJN) on 27 June, following the resignation of Justice Tanko Muhammad, on health grounds, while it is recalled that before his appointment for the new position, he was appointed a justice of the Supreme Court on 22 November, 2011 by President Goodluck Jonathan.

Penpushing further reports that, Ariwoola while speaking with journalists after the swearing in appealed to politicians in the country to allow the judiciary function properly as the 2023 elections approach while promising reforms at the apex court.

Meanwhile, the event was witnessed by Vice-President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, some cabinet Ministers, other justices of the Supreme Court, as well as Governors Seyi Makinde(Oyo state) and Rotimi Akeredolu(Ondo state respectively.

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