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Senate confirms Husseini Yusuf Chief Judge of FCT High Court

Mr Yusuf was first appointed acting Chief Judge of the FCT High Court in August.

• October 12, 2021
Nigerian Senate floor
Nigerian Senate floor (Credit: Nigeria Guardian)

The Senate Tuesday confirmed the appointment of Husseini Yusuf as the Chief Judge of the FCT High Court.

Mr Yusuf was appointed acting Chief Judge of the Court in August.

This followed the presentation and consideration of the report of the Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters by its Chairman, Michael Bamidele.

President Muhammadu Buhari had on October 4, sent a letter to Senate President Ahmad Lawan requesting the confirmation of Mr Yusuf.

Presenting the committee report, Mr Bamidele said the appointment was pursuant to Section 256 (1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended.

“It requires that the appointment of a person to the Office of Chief Judge of the FCT shall be made by the president through the recommendation of the National Judicial Council.

“The appointment is subject to confirmation by the Senate,” he said, adding that Mr Yusuf was the most senior judge on the Bench of the FCT High Court.

He said also that he was recommended in order of seniority by the Federal Judicial Service Commission and the National Judicial Council.


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