The National Judicial Council (NJC) has extended the appointment of Justice Tanko Muhammad as Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) by three months.
The Council’s decison was in response to a request by President Muhammadu Buhari, for the extension of the appointment of Justice Muhamad.
The decison extending Muhammad’s appointment, according to a statement from the council, was reached on Thursday April 18, 2019, at the Council’s 88 meeting.
The statement however cleared the air on reports by an online newspaper and a daily newspaper to the extent that the body would be meeting next week to take a decision on Muhamad’s appointment as Acting CJN.
The statement signed by NJC’s Director of Information, Soji Oye, read, “The attention of the National Judicial Council has been drawn to an online newspaper and daily newspaper Report stating that the Council would meet next week to deliberate on the extension of the Acting Appointment of Honourable Dr. Justice I. T. Muhammad CFR, as the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria.
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