Tanko Muhammad: NJC tenders fresh demands before Buhari

The National Judicial Council (NJC), has urged President Muhammadu Buhari, to appoint the nation’s Acting Chief Justice, Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).

Laila News reports that the NJC made this demand at an emergency meeting on Friday in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

Apart from the call for Muhammad’s appointment as the CJN, the NJC also recommended to Buhari names of judges to be appointed as Chief Judges and Grand Kadis for eight states – Lagos, Anambra, Ebonyi, Niger, Taraba, Kano, and Jigawa states.

The Council commended President Buhari for his unequivocal position on the financial autonomy for the state’s Judiciary.

NJC called on the various state Executives to, as a matter of urgency, commence its immediate implementation.

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