President Muhammadu Buhari has sworn in Justice Ariwoola Olukayode as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria.
Justice Ariwoola took the judicial oath of office on Wednesday in a brief ceremony at the Council Chambers in Abuja before the commencement of the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by the President.
The ceremony was witnessed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, ministers, other justices of the Supreme Court, Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde and his Ondo State counterpart, Rotimi Akeredolu.
Ariwoola while speaking with State House Correspondents after taking his oath of office, said with the support of his colleagues, the judiciary under him will not fail Nigerians
The CJN also appealed to politicians in the country vying for various electoral offices in next year’s elections to allow the judiciary to function properly.
Also speaking, Governor Makinde thanked the President for Ariwoola’s confirmation, on behalf of the people and government of Oyo State.
Ariwoola has been holding the office since the resignation of Tanko Muhammad.
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