Buhari swears in CJN Ariwoola, presides over FEC. According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Ariwoola was sworn in on September 21 following the Senate’s ratification of his appointment by the president three months prior.
Ariwoola swore an oath of office as a judge. Before the start of the Federal Executive Council’s (FEC) weekly virtual meeting, which is presided over by the president, there was a brief ceremony.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, a few cabinet ministers, additional Supreme Court judges, and the governors of the states of Oyo and Ondo, Seyi Makinde and Rotimi Akeredolu, respectively, reportedly attended the ceremony.
Following Justice Tanko Muhammad’s resignation on June 27 due to health reasons, Ariwoola was named acting CJN.
Justice Ariwoola was appointed a Justice of the Supreme Court on Nov. 22, 2011 by President Goodluck Jonathan.
Buhari swears in CJN Ariwoola, presides over FEC. He is an indigene of Iseyin in Oyo State
Speaking to State House correspondents after the swearing in, the CJN appealed to politicians in the country to allow the judiciary function properly as the 2023 elections approach while promising reforms at the apex court.
Makinde, who also spoke to the correspondents, expressed gratitude on behalf of the people and government of Oyo state to the president.
Meanwhile, the Council observed a minute silence in honour of former Minister for Special Duties and Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Chief Vincent Ogbulafor, who died recently.