By Kingsley Okoye
The Senate, in plenary session on Tuesday, received a request from President Muhammadu Buhari, to confirm the appointment of the Acting Chief Justice of the FCT High Court, Hon. Judge Salisu Garba Abdullahi, as chief trial judge.
Buhari’s request is contained in a letter read by Senate Speaker Ahmad Lawan.
Buhari, in the letter, said his request was made in accordance with Article 256, paragraph 1, of the 1999 Constitution as amended.
The letter reads in part: “Request for Confirmation of Appointment of Hon. Judge Salisu Garba Abdullahi as Chief Justice of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory Abuja.
“I hereby request that the Senate confirm the appointment of the Hon. Judge Salisu Garba Abdullahi, Acting Chief Justice of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory in Abuja, as Chief Justice of the Court.
“I hope the Senate will favorably confirm the Hon. Judge Salisu Abdullahi as Chief Justice of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, within the usual time limits. “
The Nigerian News Agency (NAN) reports that Nigeria’s Chief Justice Tanko Muhammad has inaugurated Garba as Acting Chief Justice of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Garba is from the local government area of Malumfashi, Katsina state.
He was called to the bar in 1984 and completed his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) program in 1985.
Garba was appointed magistrate of the FCT High Court in 1989.
In 1997, he became the Chief Registrar of the FCT High Court and was appointed a High Court Judge of the FCT in 1998. (NAN)
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