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BUHARI WANT JUSTICE ABDULLAHI CONFIRMED CJ OF FCT

The Senate has received a request from President Muhammadu Buhari for confirmation of the appointment of Justice Salisu Garba Abdullahi as substantive Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court. Abdullahi has been serving as acting Chief Judge.

Buhari’s request, which was contained in a letter, was made known to the lawmakers during plenary by the Senate President Ahmad Lawan.

The President explained in the letter that the request was made “Pursuant to Section 256(1) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).”

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Tanko Muhammad, had in January 2021 sworn-in Justice Abdullahi as acting CJ of FCT High Court. This was sequel to retirement of Justice Ishaq Bello as CJ.

Abdullahi, who hails from Malumfashi Local Government Area of Katsina State, was called to Bar in 1984. He was in active law practice between 1985 and 1989. He became the Chief Registrar of FCT High Court, Abuja in 1997 and was appointed as a judge in the FCT High Court, Abuja in 1998.

Justice Abdullahi is also the Chairman of FCT Judicial Service Committee.

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