President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Husseini Baba-Yusuf as the acting chief judge of the federal capital territory (FCT) high court.
This follows the recommendation of the National Judicial Council (NJC).
The appointment was disclosed in a statement issued by Soji Oye, the NJC’s spokesman, on Saturday.
According to the statement, the appointment takes effect from August 1, 2021.
“President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, has approved the appointment of Hon. Justice Husseini Baba-Yusuf as the Acting Chief Judge of the High Court of Justice of the Federal Capital Territory on the recommendation of the National Judicial Council,” the statement reads.
“The Acting appointment takes effect from 1 August 2021.
“Hon Justice Husseini Baba-Yusuf will be sworn-in by the Honourable, The Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman of the National Judicial Council, Hon. Dr. Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, CFR, on Monday 16 August 2021 by 10.00am at the Supreme Court of Nigeria.”
The development comes days after Salisu Garba resigned as the chief judge of the FCT high court.
In a statement issued on August 2, Ahuraka Isah, senior special assistant on media to the chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), said Garba voluntarily resigned to enable him to take up the position of administrator of the National Judicial Institute (NJI).