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Buhari to swear in Ariwoola as acting CJN

Chief Justice, Ariwoola set to swear in 11 Supreme Court Justices

Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, a Justice of the Supreme to be sworn in as the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Bashir Amhad, Buhari’s digital media aide  disclosed this in a tweet

This follows the sudden resignation of Justice Tanko Muhammad on sunday night as the chief justice of Nigeria

Arowoola is taking over by virtue of his being the most senior supreme court Judge.

His appointment would however be ratified by both the National Judicial Commission( NJC), president Muhammadu Buhari and the Senate in line with the Nigerian Constitution.

BusinessDay gathered that Muhammad resigned due to failing health which has made it difficult for him to discharge his duties effectively

Read also: Tanko Muhammad, Chief Justice of Nigeria resigns

Last week 14 justices of the supreme court wrote him a letter of complaint over the deplorable working conditions of the court, which he promised to look into

Ariwoola is said to be the most Senior Justice of the Supreme Court, having been born on the 22nd of August, 1958.

Ariwoola, who had served as a Justice of the Court of Appeal, before proceeding to the Supreme Court is expected to be sworn in at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, by 2pm.

Details later