Buhari Appoints New FCT Acting Chief Judge

Buhari Appoints New FCT Acting Chief Judge

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Muhammadu Buhari
Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Justice Husseini Baba-Yusuf as the Acting Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, High Court.

The appointment which takes effect from August 1 follows the recommendation of the National Judicial Council, NJC.

Muhammadu Buhari
Buhari Appoints Baba-Yusuf As FCT Acting Chief Judge

Soji Oye, the NJC Director of Information, disclosed this in a statement issued on Saturday, August 14, 2021, adding that the new chief judge would be sworn in on Monday.

According to him, the Chief Justice of Nigeria and NJC Chairman, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, will preside over the event.

The statement read: “President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, has approved the appointment of Hon. Justice Husseini Baba-Yusuf as the Acting Chief Judge of the High Court of Justice of the Federal Capital Territory on the recommendation of the National Judicial Council.

“The Acting appointment takes effect from 1 August 2021.

“Hon Justice Husseini Baba-Yusuf will be sworn-in by the Honourable, The Chief Justice of Nigeria, and Chairman of the National Judicial Council, Hon. Dr. Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, CFR, on Monday 16 August 2021 by 10.00am at the Supreme Court of Nigeria.”

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