- The Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has approved the appointment of 19 judges for National Industrial Court
- The National Judicial Council had recommended the newly appointed judges for presidential approval
- The newly appointed judges would be sworn in on July 14 at the Supreme Court, in Abuja
The Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has approved the appointment of nineteen judges for the National Industrial Court.
Premium Times reports that the approval by the Acting President was based on the recommendation made to him by the National Judicial Council.
NAIJ.com gathered that a statement signed by the NJC’s Director of information, Soji Oye, listed the judges as follows:
Targema John Iorngee – Benue state
Namtari Mahmood Abba – Adamawa state
Nweneka Gerald Ikechi – Rivers state
Kado Sanusi – Katsina state
Adeniyi Sinmisola Oluyinka – Ogun state
Abiola Adunola Adewemimo – Osun state
Opeloye Ogunbowale A. – Lagos state
Essien Isaac Jeremiah – Akwa-Ibom state
Elizabeth Ama Oji – Ebonyi state
Arowosegbe Olukayode Ojo – Ondo state
Ogbuanya Nelson S. Chukwudi – Enugu state
Bashir Zaynab Mohammed – Niger state
Galadima Ibrahim Suleiman – Nasarawa state
Bassi Paul Ahmed – Borno state
Danjidda Salisu Hamisu – Kano state
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Hamman Idi Polycarp – Taraba state
Damulak Kiyersohot Dashe – Plateau state
Alkali Bashar Attahiru – Sokoto state
Mustapha Tijjani – Jigawa state
According to the statement, the newly appointed judges will be sworn in on July 14 at the Supreme Court, Abuja.
The NJC statement read in part, “They will be sworn-in by the Honourable, The Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman, National Judicial Council, Hon. Justice W. S. N. Onnoghen, GCON, on Friday, 14th July, 2017, by 3.00pm at the Supreme Court of Nigeria.”
NAIJ.com had previously reported that Osinbajo on Tuesday, February 21, named Adeyinka Asekun as a new non-career ambassadorial nominee.
Watch a NAIJ.com TV video of Osinbajo speaking about the issue of Biafra: