- The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) now has a new Chief Justice in the person of Judge Hussein Baba-Yusuf
- Baba-Yusuf was on Tuesday , October 5th, appointed to the new office by President Muhammadu Buhari
- Baba-Yusuf’s appointment was announced by the Senate President in the Red Chamber on Tuesday
Justice Hussein Baba-Yusuf was appointed Chief Justice of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) by President Muhammadu Buhari.
President Buhari instructed the Senate in a letter dated Tuesday, October 5th to confirm Baba-Yusuf’s nomination for office.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan read out Buhari’s letter in plenary on Tuesday, reports The Nation.
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Earlier, the appointment of Judge Husseini B aba-Yusuf zum Akti The presiding judge of the FCT High Court was confirmed by President Buhari.
The approval of President Buhari, which followed the recommendation of the National Judicial Council (NJC) , was announced by Council Information Director Soji Oye on Saturday, August 14th August, sworn in by the Supreme Court of Nigeria (CJN) Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad.
Part of the declaration read:
“President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, has the appointment of the Hon. Judge Husseini Baba-Yusuf as acting Supreme Justice of the Supreme Court of the Federal Capital Territory on the recommendation of the National Judicial Council.
“Hon. Justice Husseini Baba-Yusuf is presented by the Honorable, the Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman of the National Judicial Council, Hon. Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, CFR, on Monday, August 16, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at the Supreme Court of Nigeria. “
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Meanwhile, President Buhari had asked the Senate to review and approve Judge Salisu Garba for the appointment of Vice Chairman of the Supreme Court of the Federal Capital Territory.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, read Buhari’s motion letter during the plenary session on Tuesday April 20th.