Senate receives Buhari’s request to confirm Salisu Garba as FCT CJ



Senate, on Tuesday at plenary received a request from President Buhari, to confirm the appointment of Acting Chief Judge of the FCT Court, Hon. Garba Abdullahi, as substantive Chief Judge.

Buhari’s request is contained a letter read by President of Senate , Ahmad Lawan.

Buhari, the letter said his request was made pursuant to Section 256 subsection 1 of the 1999 Constitution as amended.

The letter reads part: “Request for the of the appointment of Hon. Garba Abdullahi as the Chief Judge for the Court of the Federal Capital Territory .

“Pursuant to Section 256(1) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).

“I hereby request for the Senate’s of the appointment of Hon. Garba Abdullahi, the acting Chief Judge of the Court of the Federal Capital Territory , as substantive Chief Judge of the Court.

“I trust that the Senate will favorably confirm Hon. Justice Salisu Abdullahi as substantive Chief Judge of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, , in the usual expeditious manner.”

The News of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko , inaugurated Garba as the acting Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

Garba hails from Malumfashi area of Katsina state.

He was called to the bar in 1984, and he completed his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme in 1985.

Garba was appointed as a magistrate of the FCT high court in 1989.

In 1997, he became the chief registrar of the FCT high court, and was appointed a judge of the FCT high court in 1998. (NAN)