The recent announcement of a new judge appointment has sparked attention within the Nigerian legal community. The National Judicial Council (NJC) has officially named Justice Olukayoode Ariwoola’s son as a judge of the Federal High Court.
In a press release issued by the NJC’s Director of Information, Soji Oye, it was revealed that the appointment was made during the council’s 103rd meeting, which took place in Abuja. The meeting was presided over by Justice Ariwoola himself.
In addition to the Chief Justice’s son, the NJC also recommended the appointment of one Grand Kadi, 23 judges for the Federal High Court, and four Kadis for the Sharia Court of Appeal in Kano.
Among the individuals who emerged as recommendations from the council’s interviews committee for the Federal High Court were Ariwoola Olukayode Jnr, Ekerete Udofot Akpan, Hussaini Dadan-Garba, Egbe Raphael Joshua, Anyalewa Onoja-Alapa, Aishatu Auya Ibrahim, Ogazi Friday Nkemakolam, and Ogundare Kehinde Olayiwola.
Further recommendations included Chigozie Sergius, Hauwa Joeph Yilwa, Amina Aliyu Mohammed, Sharon Tanko Ishaya, Chituru Joy Wigwe-Oreh, Musa Kakaki, Owoeye Alexander Oluseyi, Abiodun Jordan Adeyemi, Agbaje Olufunmilola Adetutu, Salim Olasupo Ibrahim, Dipeolu Ibrahim, Dipeolu Deinde Isaac, Abdullahi Muhammad Dan-Ige, and Mashkur Salisu.
Moreover, the NJC put forward Kadi Muhammad Aminu Danjuma for Kaduna State, while Muhammad Adam Kadem, Salisu Muhammad Isa, Isa Idris Sa’id, and Aliyu Muhammad Kani were recommended as Kadis for the Sharia Court of Appeal in Kano.
These appointments not only signify the growth and development within the Nigerian judicial system but also highlight the council’s commitment to ensuring a fair and competent judiciary. The addition of these new judges to the Federal High Court and the Sharia Court of Appeal will undoubtedly contribute to the efficient and effective administration of justice in the country.