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Sat, Jul 15, 2023 1:15 PM

23 Judicial Officers Recommended for Federal High Court Appointment by NJC

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23 Judicial Officers Recommended for Federal High Court Appointment by NJC
The National Judicial Council (NJC) has recommended the appointment of 23 judicial officers for the Federal High Court to President Bola Tinubu. The council also recommended two Grand Kadis to Governor Uba Sani of Kaduna state and four Kadis of the Sharia Court of Appeal for appointment to Governor Abba Yusuf of Kano state.

Today, the National Judicial Council (NJC) recommended the appointment of 23 judicial officers for the Federal High Court to President Bola Tinubu. This move aims to strengthen the judiciary and improve access to justice in Nigeria. The recommendations were made during the council's 103rd meeting, which was chaired by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) and NJC Chairman, Olukayode Ariwoola.

Additionally, the NJC recommended two Grand Kadis to Governor Uba Sani of Kaduna state and four Kadis to Governor Abba Yusuf of Kano state for appointment to the Sharia Court of Appeal. These appointments are expected to contribute to the effective administration of justice in both states.

Upon receiving the NJC's recommendations, President Tinubu will review them and give his approval. State governors will also need to approve the recommended candidates before their formal appointment. Confirmation by the State Houses of Assembly will also be required for the appointments to take effect.

The new judicial officers, once appointed, will play crucial roles in dispensing justice, interpreting laws, and upholding the rule of law in the Federal High Court. Their expertise and commitment to justice will ensure fair and impartial trials, contributing to the overall development and progress of the Nigerian legal system.

In a related development, President Tinubu has constituted a special committee headed by Femi Gbajabiamila, his Chief of Staff. The committee is tasked with replacing dissolved federal government board appointments. The committee's responsibilities include creating selection and nomination modalities compliant with the law governing the requirements and qualifications expected of appointees in the affected Ministries, Departments, and Agencies (MDAs).

It is important for the committee to thoroughly understand the agencies whose Establishment Act mandates federal character representation or specified educational and technical expertise. This approach will ensure that the new board appointments are made to the right agencies, guaranteeing competence, diversity, and adherence to legal requirements.

Overall, the NJC's recommendations for the appointment of 23 judicial officers for the Federal High Court and the subsequent constitution of the special committee headed by Femi Gbajabiamila are positive steps towards strengthening the Nigerian judiciary and ensuring the smooth administration of justice in the country.

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