Buhari Orders Senate to Confirm New FCT Chief Judge “in the Usual Expeditious Manner”


President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Senate to hurriedly confirm Justice Salisu Garba Abdullahi, who has been in acting capacity, as the substantive Chief Judge of the High Court of Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

The President in a statement by his spokesman, Femi Adesina, said the President conveyed this directive in a letter sent to the Senate.

The President according to the statement “made the request pursuant to Section 256 (1) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).”

The statement however added that In the  letter, dated April 1, 2021, President Buhari urged the Senate to do the confirmation, “in the usual expeditious manner.”


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