Senate confirms the appointment of Justice Tanko Muhammad as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria

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The Senate has confirmed the appointment of Justice Tanko Muhammad as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria CJN.

The red chamber had, on arrival of Muhammad into the chamber, gone into a closed session to set the template for the screening.

Muhammad, who arrived at the Senate at around 10:10am on wednesday, was ushered into the chamber around 11:13am.

He was accompanied to the red chamber by top judiciary officers in the country.

The CJN answered questions on corruption, administration of criminal justice and the poor funding of the judiciary.

Muhammad has been acting CJN since January 25 when the then CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen, was suspended from office over alleged corrupt practices.

President Muhammadu Buhari had, last Thursday, forwarded to the Senate a letter requesting the confirmation of Muhammad as substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria.

The President, in the letter of request, said the nomination was sequel to recommendation made to that effect by the National Judicial Council.