NJC recommends appointment of 6 Chief Judges, 31 others as Judicial officers



The Judicial Council (NJC) recommended the appointment of six Chief Judges and 31 as Judicial Officers to beef up judicial functions in some states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).


The Supreme Court Director of Information, Mr Soji Oye disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.
 
Oye said the recommendation was during the NJC’s 95th meeting  held on Sept.15 and Sept. 16.


He said that all the recommended candidates are expected to sworn-in after approval by Muhammadu Buhari and their respective state governors and confirmation by the respective State Houses of Assembly.


“The council considered the list of candidates presented by Interview Committee and recommended the 37 successful candidates to their respective state governors for appointment as Heads of Courts and other Judicial Officers in Nigeria.


“Those recommended as Chief Judges are Justices Richard O. Olorunfemi for Kogi state, Joe Itsebaga Acha for Edo, Akintoroye Williams Akin for Ondo, Husseini Baba Yusuf for FCT,  Ekaette Francesca Fabian-Obot for Akwa Ibom and J. O. Adeyeye for Ekiti.


are Baba Gana Mahdi as Grand Kadi, Yobe, Umaru Ahmad Liman as Grand Kadi, Bauchi, Osagede Osado Emmanuel as President, Customary Court of Appeal,

Nasarawa, Mashud Akintunde Akinfemi Abass as President, Customary Court of Appeal, Oyo state and Siyaka Momoh Jimoh Usman as Customary Court of Appeal, Kogi.


Three Judges were recommended for High Court of Gombe and they are Zainab Abdulkadir Rasheed, Abdussalam and Daurabo Suleiman Sikka.


Akwa Ibom two,  Effiong Asukwo Effiong and Princess Eme Daniel Ekong, Bauchi one, Nana Fatima Jibril Kaduna high court also two Abdulkarim Mahmud and Eugene Michael.


The three candidates recommended for Katsina state are Kabir Shuaibu, Ibrahim Ishaku Mashi and Ibrahim Abubakar Mande Alero Akeredolu was recommended for Ondo state.


Four successful candidates for Oyo state High Court are Olusola Adebisi Adetujoye, Folabimpe Beatrice Segun Olakojo, Taiwo Elijah Adewale and Kareem Adeyimika Adedokun.


The Kogi state three candidates for High Court are Abubakar Sule Ibrahim, Abdullah Sulyman as well as Aminu Ali Eri.


Two Kadis for Gombe Sharia Court of Appeal are Adamu Kuna Jibril and Ahmed Baba Bala the four for Bauchi are Musa Sani Abubakar, Mahdi Manga, Khamis Al-Hamidallah and Sani Musa with Ondo state having one in the person of Orimisan James Okorisa and Oyo Customary Court of Appeal having  Ajadi Olubukola Omolayo. (NAN)