Buhari Asks Senate To Confirm Tanko Muhammad As CJN

The President’s request was sent in a letter to the Senate on Thursday.

A second letter was also sent by President Buhari, seeking the approval for the appointment of 15 special advisers.Buhari appoints Tanko Muhammad

Buhari’s requests come a day after the National Judicial Council (NJC) rose from an Emergency Meeting to recommend to the President, the appointment of Justice Muhammad, as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria.

Following a meeting which was initially presided over by Justice Umaru Abdullahi, CON, the NJC said it considered and approved the recommendation of its Interview Committee that screened the two candidates presented by the Federal Judicial Service Commission to it for appointment as Chief Justice of Nigeria.

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