Justice Olukayode Ariwoola will later today Monday be sworn in as the next Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) by President Muhammadu Buhari
This development comes after the sudden resignation of Justice Tanko Muhammad from the exalted Judicial position.
CJN’s spokesperson, Ahuraka Isah, confirmed the resignation of his principal to LEADERSHIP on Monday morning.
According to sources, the swearing-in of the new CJN is slated to hold before the head of the day at the state house of representatives.
When he eventually takes over, Ariwoola is billed to leave the Judicial service in 2028.
Meanwhile, the Presidency has so far kept mute about the happenings in the Judicial arm of government in the past few days.
Ariwoola, the 63-year-old jurist and justice of the supreme court of Nigeria was formerly a Justice in the court of appeal.
He would be the 17th CJN if eventually sworn in, thereby shifting power to the south-south after many years.
He is awaiting senate’s approval as Chief Justice of Nigeria.