Senate Set To Screen Tanko Mohammad

Reports reaching us has it that the Senate is set to screen the nomination of the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Mohammad.

The Senate has resolved to screen the nomination of Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Mohammad on Wednesday.

Justice Tanko Mohammad has been in acting capacity as Chief Justice since he was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari earlier this year.

This was as the former Chief Justice, Justice Walter Onnoghen was embroiled in non asset declaration scandal that eventually saw to his de-enthronement by the Code of Conduct Tribunal.

Justice Mohammad will be screened by a committee of the whole Senate. The decision to screen the nominee was taken after a voice vote called by the President of the Senate, Dr Ahmed Lawan.

President Muhammadu Buhari had last week, forwarded Justice Tanko’s name to the Senate for confirmation, in accordance with Section 23(1) of the 1999 Constitution.

President Buhari forwarded Justice Mohammad’s name for confirmation based on the recommendation of the National Judicial Council (NJC).

Source: The Nation

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