NJC recommends appointment of 9 heads of court, 84 judges

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Abuja, Jan. 20, 2023 (NAN) The National Judicial Council (NJC) has recommended the appointment of nine heads of courts and 84 judges.

The NJC Director of Information, Soji Oye, said in a statement on Friday that the decisions were taken at the council’s meeting held on January 18 and January 19, 2023.

Oye said that all recommended candidates were expected to be sworn-in after the approval of the NJC recommendations by their respective State Governors and the respective State Houses of Assembly, as the case may be.

Those recommended for appointment as heads of courts are: Justice Muhammad Tukur Mu’azu Aliyu (as Chief Judge of Kaduna State); Justice Majebi Josiah Joe (Chief Judge, Kogi State); Justice Odusola Aiyedun Olusegun (Chief Judge, Ondo State), and Justice Halima Sa’addiya Mohammed (Chief Judge, Gombe State).

Others are Justice Lilian Abai (Chief Judge, Abia State); Justice Abdulateef Kamaldeen (as Grand Kadi, Kwara State); Justice Stanley Adekunle Lawal (as President, Customary Court of Appeal, FCT, Abuja); Justice Monisola Oluwatoyin Abodunde (as President, Customary Court of Appeal, Ekiti State), and Justice Uhuo Patrick Uchenna (as President, Customary Court of Appeal, Ebonyi State).

The NJC also recommended Akinbinu Sylvester Femi, Leonard Boyede Ologun, Bolatito Florence Ajibade and Akinwumi Bankole Jacob as judges of the High Court of Ondo State.

As judges of the Customary Court of Appeal, Ekiti State, the NJC recommended Lawrence Babatope Ojo, Adegboye Rotimi Adesoji and Ogundele Olufolakemi Olufunke.

For the High Court of Borno State, it recommended Amina Mustapha Ibrahim, Mohammed Maina, Hafsatu Isah Bappah, Bukar Malgwi Umar and Mallam Buna Makinta for appointment as judges. (GBN)

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