The Senate will be screening the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, on Wednesday this week for confirmation of his appointment in substantive capacity.

This was announced by the Senate on Tuesday plenary by the President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan.

Lawan accordingly appealed to all Senators to be present in plenary on Wednesday for the required rigorous drilling of the Acting CJN for substantive capacity as Chief Justice of Nigeria.

“Distinguished colleagues, tomorrow, Wednesday, 21st September 2022, has been fixed for screening and possible confirmation of Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).

“Please as usual, we all need to be at plenary during the screening exercise “, he said .

Recall that the letter for confirmation of Justice Ariwoola as Chief Justice of Nigeria was received by the Senate on Tuesday, July 26, 2002 from President Muhammadu Buhari but the Senate couldn’t consider the request as it adjourned for annual long recess the following day, Wednesday, July 27, 2022.