The Nigerian Senate has confirmed the appointment of Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria, (CJN).
His confirmation follows a screening hearing at Wednesday’s plenary
Ariwoola was ushered into the Senate Chambers by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters, Senate, Senator Babajide Omoworare.
When it was time to speak, the new Chief Justice of Nigeria who came in company of top judiciary officers in the country observed protocol, and shared his profile.
During the screening process, Federal Lawmakers questioned Ariwoola on various subjects.
Responding, the new CJN promised to project the Nigeria judiciary to greater heights with the collaboration of the Executive and Legislative arm of Government.
He also responded to questions on the administration of criminal justice,and the poor funding of the judiciary.
The Senate however voted to confirm Ariwoola after the Senate screened him for nearly two hours.
Ariwoola has been acting as the CJN since June 27 this year following the recommendation of the National Judicial Council (NJC) to make Justice Ariwoola the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria.