The Nigerian senate has confirmed the appointment of Justice Muhammad Tanko as Chief Justice of Nigeria(CJN).
He was confirmed on Wednesday after a difficult screening at the National Assembly.
Ibrahim Tanko Muhammed has declared that he was rejected for being too short in height to start school in 1960.
In his address at the red Chambers on Wednesday when addressing Senators on his profile to be approved as substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria, he said, by the time he came back for enrolment in 1961, “his height has not improved.”
“In 1960, I went to be enrolled in school, but because I was too short and smallish, I was asked to go back to return the following year. ”
“Again in 1961, I went back, but my height had not improved, but because when they asked me, I would answer intelligently, they now admitted me.”