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NJC recommends appointment of 11 new Supreme Court Justices

The National Judicial Council (NJC) has recommended the appointment of 11 justices to the Supreme Court.

This disclosure is contained in a press statement issued by the NJC’s Director of Information, Soji Oye, on Wednesday, December 6, 2023, in Abuja, where he said the recommendation was made at the 104th meeting of the council in the nation’s capital.

Oye in the statement said all the recommended candidates would be sworn-in after the approval of their recommendation by President Bola Tinubu and the subsequent confirmation of their appointment by the Senate.

These appointments if approved and confirmed will come as a huge relief to various stakeholders as the apex court will finally have the full complement of 21 justices, as envisaged by the Constitution.

Those recommended for appointment to the Supreme Court include;

According to the statement, the NJC at its last meeting for the year also recommended the appointment of Justice Mohammed Ramat to the Court of Appeal, as well as six heads of courts and 26 other judicial officers.

The various Heads of Court recommended would also be sworn-in upon the approval of their appointment by their various State Governors and subsequent confirmation of same by their respective State Houses of Assembly.

The statement reads, ‘’The National Judicial Council, at its 104 Meeting of 6 December 2023 considered the list of candidates presented by its Interview Committee and at the end of deliberations, recommended the under-listed names of successful candidates as Heads of Courts and other Judicial Officers for the Federal and State Courts in Nigeria.

‘’They are as follows:

ELEVEN JUSTICES, SUPREME COURT OF NIGERIA

ONE JUSTICE, COURT OF APPEAL

CHIEF JUDGE TARABA STATE

CHIEF JUDGE, KEBBI STATE

GRAND KADI, SHARIA COURT OF APPEAL, KEBBI STATE

PRESIDENT, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, OGUN STATE

PRESIDENT, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, TARABA STATE

PRESIDENT, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, TARABA STATE

PRESIDENT, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, OYO STATE

ONE HIGH COURT JUDGE, BAYELSA STATE

ONE HIGH COURT JUDGE, OGUN STATE

THREE HIGH COURT JUDGES, CROSS RIVER STATE

THREE KADIS, SHARIA COURT OF APPEAL, ZAMFARA STATE

TWO KADIS, SHARIA COURT OF APPEAL, NASARAWA STATE

NINE HIGH COURT JUDGES, KANO STATE;

ONE JUDGE, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, BAYELSA STATE

FOUR HIGH COURT JUDGES, NASARAWA STATE

TWO JUDGES, CUSTOMARY COURT OF APPEAL, OGUN STATE

‘’All recommended candidates to the Supreme Court Bench would be sworn-in after the approval of their recommendation by President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, GCFR, and the subsequent confirmation of their appointment by the Senate.

‘’The various Heads of Court recommended would also be sworn-in upon the approval of their appointment by their various State Governors and subsequent confirmation of same by their respective State Houses of Assembly.’’

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