National Judicial Council (NJC) has recommended for appointmen one Supreme Court Justice, three Chief Judges, three other judges of state High Courts as well as a judge each for Sharia Court of Appeal and Customary Court of Appeal.
NJC took the decision at its 87th meeting on 3rd and 4th October which held under the Chairmanship of Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Mr Walter Onnoghen.
According to a statement issued by NJC Director of Information, Mr Soji Oye, “National Judicial Council under the Chairmanship of Onnoghen at its 87th Meeting of 3rd and 4th October, 2018, recommended to President Muhammadu Buhari, and Governors of Abia, Benue, Ogun, Oyo and Kwara States, Eight (8) successful candidates for appointment as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Heads of Courts and Judicial Officers”.
While NJC recommended Justice Uwani Musa Abba Aji, (JCA) to Mr Buhari for appointment as Justice of the Supreme Court, it recommended the following; Justices Onuoha Arisa Kalu Ogwe, Aondover Kaka’an and Mosunmola Arinola Dipeolu to governors of Abia, Benue and Ogun States respectively for appointment as Chief Judge of their states’ High Court.
Also recommended to Ogun State governor for appointment as judges of Ogun State High Court are; Oludayo Oluwabamise Osunfisan, Olusola Stephen Oloyede and Olatunde Hassan Oyajinmi.
The council also recommended Zakariyah Abdulrasaq and Eni Esan to governors of Kwara and Oyo States for appointment as Khadi, Sharia Court of Appeal and President, Customary Court of Appeal of the two states respectively.
The statement noted that the newly appointed candidates will be sworn-in after the approval of the President and their respective state governors as the case may be.