The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said the red chamber will screen for confirmation, the appointment of the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, Wednesday.
Ariwoola has been on acting capacity for nearly two months since his appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari, based on the recommendations of the National Judicial Council (NJC).
Lawan has, therefore, appealed to all senators to be present in plenary on Wednesday for the required rigorous drilling of the Acting CJN for substantive capacity as Chief Justice of Nigeria.
Lawan, who disclosed this at plenary, said:
“Distinguished colleagues, tomorrow, Wednesday, 21st September, 2022, has been fixed for screening and possible confirmation of Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria ( CJN).
“Please as usual, we all need to be at plenary during the screening exercise,” he said.
The Senate recieved Buhari’s letter for Ariwoola’s confirmation as the substantive CJN on Tuesday, July 26, 2002
The Upper Chamber could not, however, consider the request as it adjourned for its annual two-month recess the following day, which was Wednesday, July 27, 2022.