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.