The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday appoints Justice Walter Onnoghen of the Supreme court as the CJN. After he took the oath of office and allegiance before Acting President Yemi Osinbajo to become the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria.
The inauguration was witnessed by the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki; former CJNs members of the Federal Executive Council; Justices of the Supreme Court and his family members among others. The Acting President said he spoke with President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday and the President sent his good wishes to the CJN.
He said Onnoghen was assuming the position at a crucial time in the nation’s history. In his remarks, Onnoghen promised to lead the judiciary and ensure the independence of the arm of government. He urged all to adhere strictly to the rule of law. He solicited the continued cooperation from all the Justices of the Supreme Court.