The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammad, will today inaugurate Salisu Garba as the acting Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
This was disclosed in a statement by the National Judicial Council’s Director of Information, Soji Oye, late on Tuesday.
Mr Oye said the scheduled inauguration of Mr Garba followed approval by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Mr Garba takes over from Ishaq Bello who clocked the retirement age of 65 on Tuesday.
“President Muhammadu Buhari approves the Acting appointment of Hon Justice Salisu Garba as Chief Judge, FCT.
‘Following the retirement of Hon. Justice Ishaq Bello today, President Muhammadu Buhari,GCFR, has approved the appointment of Hon Justice Salisu Garba as Acting Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory.
“He will be sworn-in tomorrow (Wednesday) by The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon. Dr Justice I.T. Muhammad,CFR, by 2.00 pm,” Mr Oye stated in a short statement.
Mr Garba, who will clock the retirement age of 65 years before the end of 2021, was until Mr Bello’s exit the second most senior judge of the FCT High Court.
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