Nigerian president swears in acting chief justice

President Muhammadu Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday swore in Olukayode Ariwoola as the acting chief justice of the federation, following the voluntary resignation of Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, the former holder of the office.

Muhammad resigned as head of the judiciary on health grounds earlier Monday. His resignation paved the way for Ariwoola to immediately take office in an acting capacity as the most senior judicial officer in the country.

President Buhari administered the oath of office to the new head of the judiciary arm of government at a short ceremony at the State House in Abuja, the Nigerian capital, demanding all three tiers of government must work harmoniously and optimally in accordance with their respective constitutional mandate. Enditem

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