President Muhammadu Buhari has sworn in acting Chief Justice of Nigeria Justice Walter Onnoghen following the retirement of the former Chief Justice,
Justice Muhammad Muhammud.
Present at the swearing-in at the Presidential Villa here Thursday were Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and many justices of the Supreme and Appeal courts.
President Buhari urged the Judiciary to partner with his administration in bringing Nigeria back into line. He said the Judiciary could effectively perform its constitutional responsibility by ensuring the success of the ongoing campaign against corruption and making sure that the economy was managed efficiently.
“I congratulate the new acting CJN, who comes at a time that the institution that he is going to head plays the role of one of the constitutional bodies at this trying time of our nation,” he added.
“In this room contains the constitutional bodies that are responsible for the bringing Nigeria back into line in terms of security and managing it efficiently while making sure that the economy is resuscitated and that security of doing business at all stages in the country is free and fair.”
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK.