Presidency congratulates Onnoghen on confirmation as Chief Justice of Nigeria


The presidency on Wednesday congratulated Justice Samuel Walter Onnoghen over his confirmation as the new Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN)by the Nigerian Senate.

Announcing his confirmation via its Twitter account, @NGRSenate, the upper legislative chamber wrote: “SP,@bukolasaraki puts the question and Justice Walter Onnoghen is confirmed as Chief Justice of Nigeria. He takes a bow.”

The presidency quoted the tweet and said: “Congratulations to the new Chief Justice of #Nigeria, WS Onnoghen, on his confirmation by @NGRSenate”.

Onnoghen’s confirmation came during plenary Wednesday sequel to the consideration of the letter sent to the National Assembly by Acting-President Yemi Osinbajo requesting his confirmation as substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria.

After answering series of questions put before him by the Senators, Onnoghen took a bow and left the red chamber.

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, thereafter, put the question for his approval before the Senate. The Senate unanimously agreed to his confirmation.

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