President Buhari appoints Garba as FCT acting chief judge

President Buhari appoints Garba as FCT acting chief judge

- President Buhari has approved the appointment of an acting chief judge for the FCT

- Salisu Garba's appointment is following the retirement of Ishaq Bello after attaining the mandatory retirement age of 65

- This was revealed by Soji Oye, judicial council director of information

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Justice Salisu Garba has been appointed as the acting chief judge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to replace Ishaq Bello who retired from the position, The Cable reports.

Garba's appointment was approved by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, January 5, following Bello's retirement at 65.

According to a statement by Soji Oye, the director of information, National Judicial Council (NJC), said Garba was sworn in by Ibrahim Muhammad, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), on Wednesday, January 6.

President Buhari appoints Garba as FCT acting chief judge
President Buhari has approved the appointment of Salisu Garba as the acting chief judge of the FCT. Photo credit: @BashirAhmaad
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Justice Walter Onnoghen, the immediate past Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), said he was suddenly told that he had been removed from office without being informed about his offence.

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Onnoghen who was suspended as the CJN in January 2019 by President Muhammadu Buhari based on an order by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) said this on Tuesday, December 22, 2020, during his 70th birthday celebration.

After his suspension, Onnoghen was subsequently replaced with the incumbent CJN, Justice Tanko Muhammad. However, Onnoghen never returned to office till his conviction by the CCT and his voluntary retirement in April 2019.

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In a related development, President Buhari appointed Adekoya Owosibo as the new provost and chief executive officer of the Federal College of Animal Health and Production Technology (FCAHPT), Moor Plantation, Ibadan, Oyo state.

Owosibo's appointment was approved by President Muhammadu Buhari through the Sabo Nanono-led Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

According to a release made available by the institution, the appointment which is for a single period of five years took effect from Friday, August 21, 2020.

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Similarly, Abubakar Fikpo has been appointed as the acting director-general of the National Directorate of Employment (NDE), to replace Nasiru Argungu who was sacked from the position on Monday, December 7, 2020.

His appointment was contained in a letter signed by the minister of state for labour and employment, Festus Keyamo, on Wednesday, December 9, 2020.

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