The Senate confirmed Tuesday the appointment of Judge Husseini Yusuf as chief judge of the FCT Superior Court.
The development followed the presentation and consideration of the report of the Commission on the Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Affairs by its president, Senator Michael Bamidele.
Headlinenews reports that President Muhammadu Buhari sent a letter dated October 4 to Senate President Ahmad Lawan, requesting confirmation of Yusuf as chief judge of the FCT High Court.
Introducing the committee’s report, Senator Bamidele said that the appointment was made pursuant to Section 256 (1) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as amended.
“It requires that the appointment of a person to the Office of the Chief Judge of the FCT be made by the president through the recommendation of the National Council of the Judiciary.
“The appointment is subject to confirmation by the Senate,” he said.
Senator Bamidele added that Judge Yusuf is the highest ranking judge on the bench of the FCT Superior Court.
He also said that it was recommended in order of seniority by the Federal Judicial Service Commission and the National Council of the Judiciary.
It added that there was no petition against the candidate for the appointment and that Yusuf was appointed as the Acting Chief Judge of the Court in August.
In his comments, Lawan wished Judge Yusuf the best on his new appointment.
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