Buhari Swears in Olukayode Ariwoola as Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria

Written by on June 28, 2022

Justice Olukayode Ariwoola has been sworn into office as Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).

President Muhammadu Buhari administered the oath of office on him at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

Ariwoola took over from Justice Tanko Muhammad who resigned on health grounds.

While taking the judicial oath, he swore to be faithful and bear true allegiance to the Federal Government of Nigeria, as well as defend the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Justice Ariwoola will act as CJN pending the time his name will be forwarded to the Senate by the President for confirmation as substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).

The acting CJN was born on the 22nd of August 1958, he is from Oyo state and was formerly a Justice of the Court of Appeal before being elevated to the Supreme Court bench in 2011.


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