The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Ibrahim Muhammad has sworn in 18 newly-appointed Court of Appeal Justices today.
The swearing-in ceremony took place at the main court of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Abuja, on Monday.
The appeal court judges that were sworn in are Mohammed Danjuma (Niger State), Muhammad Ibrahim Sirajo (Plateau), Abdul-Azeez Waziri (Adamawa), Yusuf A. Bashir (Taraba), Usman A. Musale (Yobe), Ibrahim Wakili Jauro (Yobe), Abba Bello Mohammed (Kano State), Bature Isah Gafai (Katsina), and Danlami Zama Senchi (Kebbi).
Others are Mohammed Lawal Abubakar (Sokoto), Hassan Muslim Sule (Zamfara), Hassan Muslim Sule (Zamfara), Kenneth Ikechukwu Amadi (Imo), Peter Oyinkenimiemi Affen (Bayelsa), Sybil Onyeji Gbagi (Delta), Olasunbo Goodluck (Lagos), Adebukola Banjoko (Ogun), Olabode Adegbehingbe (Ondo), and Bola Samuel Ademola (Ondo).
Giving his speech after the swearing-in, the CJN congratulated the new judges and asked them not to compromise in their new status so that they can be counted among the best in Nigeria.
“Your reputation and integrity matter much. All eyes are on you. Anything you do in secret will come out,” he said.
“Court of appeal is not a playground, you will work and work. Be in consultation with others that are there for consultation.”
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