Wednesday, 14 October 2020 05:44

Senate confirms eight Supreme Court justices

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Senate has confirmed the appointment of eight Justices of Supreme Court after a report by the committee.

The report was presented by Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Mr Michael Bamidele

Contributing to the debate after the debate, Mr James Manager expressed satisfaction at a thorough report.

“From all indications, the Committee has done a very good work and as you all know appointment of Justices of Court of Appeal is a process and particularly that the relevant sections of the law were cited.

“I commend President Muhammadu Buhari for appointing the 8 Justices at a single stretch.

“I also want to commend the Committee for doing a thorough job having known the complexities involved.”

In his contribution before lending support for confirmation, Senate Deputy President, Mr Ovie Omo-Agege explained that there was no petition from members of the public to the Committee against any of the nominees, saying that the situation made them honourable for confirmation.

Mr Gabriel Suswam, who is a member of the Committee confirmed, to the Senate that the nominees were thoroughly screened, stressing that they should be confirmed without hesitation.

“As a member of the Committee, I rise to support the report that they should be confirmed.

"Mr President, we screened them and I want to say that these are men of honour and I ask that this Senate approve their nomination without any hesitation.”

After they were confirmed by the Committee of the whole; Senate President, Mr Ahmad  Lawan urged Federal Government to make more funds available to the judiciary to enable them to discharge their duties.

Justices who were confirmed are: Messrs M. Lawal Garba – Northwest, Abdu Aboki – Northwest,  L. M. M. Saulawa, Adamu Jarre – Northeast,  Samuel C. Oseji – South-South, Tijjani Abubakar – Northeast, Emmanuel A. Agim – South-South and Ms Helen M. Ogunwunmiju – Southwest.


The Guardian