President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a new Chief Judge of the Federal High Court at the federal capital territory, Abuja.
Adamu Abdu-Kafarati, has been appointed as the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court by President Muhammadu Buhari, who earlier this morning wrote a letter to the Senate requesting the confirmation of Abdu-Kafarati’s appointment.
According to PREMIUM Times, Abdu-Kafarati’s swearing-in was sequel to the president’s failure to nominate a successor to the former Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Ibrahim Auta who was due to retire on September 16, 2017.
President Buhari’s letter was read by the Senate President on Tuesday shortly after a joint executive session with the House of Representatives.
The letter reads:-
“In accordance with the provisions of Section 250 (1) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended, I write to request for the confirmation of the Senate, the appointment of Honourable Justice Adamu Abdul Kafarati as the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court.
“It is my hope that the distinguished senate will consider and confirm the nominee in its usual expeditious manner.
“Please accept, Senate President, the assurances of my highest consideration.”