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Saraki Congratulates Justice Onnoghen As The Senate Confirm Him The Chief Justice

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Saraki Congratulates Justice Onnoghen As The Senate Confirm Him The Chief Justice

Saraki Congratulates Justice Onnoghen As The Senate Confirm Him The Chief Justice

 

The Senate after due consideration and screening have confirmed the appointment of Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria.

After the confirmation, NAN reported that the Senate President, Bukola Saraki took to his facebook page to congratulate him.

The President of the Senate Dr. Bukola Saraki has congratulated the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen for his confirmation by the Senate.

Saraki who took to his facebbok page to congratulate the CJN said that his confirmation was a major milestone in Nigeria’s democratic process.

“Today, we screened and cleared Justice Walter Samuel Onnoghen, CFR for confirmation as the Chief Justice of Nigeria.

“The screening represents a major milestone in the progress of our democratic process.

“I am pleased to note that all arms of government have played their parts exactly as envisaged in our constition.

“On behalf of my distinguished colleagues, I congratulate Justice Walter Samuel Onnoghen, CFR, for his well deserved elevation to the highest judicial office in the land.

“This achievement should underscore the inspiring reality that a Nigerian can rise to any position he merits,” he said.

The President of the Senate however urged Onnoghen to deepen the productive relationship between the legislature and the Judiciary.

He pledged that the “Senate will collaborate with the two other arms to support critical reforms and other initiatives that will improve the integrity and the impact of the judiciary.

“On behalf of my colleagues, I wish Justice Walter Samuel Onnoghen, CFR, a most fruitful tenure as Chief Justice of Nigeria,” he said.

The new Chief Justice of Nigeria was appointed in acting capacity by President Muhammadu Buhari on Novemebr 10, 2016 following the recommendation of the National Judicial Council.

Onnoghen’s name was however sent to the Senate for confirmation on February 7, 2017 by Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.

Saraki Congratulates Justice Onnoghen As The Senate Confirm Him The Chief Justice

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