The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari, has sworn in Olukayode Ariwoola, as substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria at the Council chamber of the State House in Abuja on Wednesday, 12th October, 2022.

Newly sworn Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola in a handshake with President Buhari

The swearing in of Justice Ariwoola followed his confirmation by the Senate on 21 September 2022, three months after his appointment by the president.

The judicial oath of office was taken by Justice Ariwola In a brief ceremony, shortly before the commencement of the weekly virtual meeting of Federal Executive Council, FEC, chaired by the president.

The event was witnessed by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, some cabinet Ministers, other justices of the Supreme Court, the governors of Oyo and Ondo States, Seyi Makinde and Rotimi Akeredolu respectively.

The Senate had on July 26th, 2022, received a letter from President, Muhammadu Buhari, requesting for the screening and subsequent confirmation of Justice Olukayade Ariwoola, who was in acting capacity as the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, to be a substantive one.

Chief Justice of Nigeria, Olukayode Ariwoola

Justice Olukayode Ariwoola was appointed as acting CJN on 27 June, 2022, following the resignation of Justice Tanko Muhammad, on health grounds.

He was appointed a justice of the Supreme Court on 22nd November, 2011, by President Goodluck Jonathan.

Story: Hilda Katu