- President Buhari has appointed Justice Salisu Garba Abdullahi as Chief Judge of the High Court of the FCT, Abuja
- Buhari has sent a letter to the Senate for Justice Abdullahi's confirmation
- According to him, the appointment is in tandem with the constitutional provision of the country
President Muhammadu Buhari has written formally to the National Assembly seeking the confirmation of Justice Salisu Garba Abdullahi.
Legit.ng gathered that the president made the request in a release on Thursday, April 1, by his special adviser on media and publicity, Femi Adesina.
Adesina said the president was making the request pursuant to section 256 (1) of the 1999 constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria (as amended).
In the letter dated April 1, 2021, President Buhari urged the upper legislative chamber to do the confirmation, “in the usual expeditious manner.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that President Buhari asked the Senate to confirm the appointment of Salamatu Suleiman as the chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).
It was reported that Buhari also sought the red chamber’s nod for 15 others including Beatrice JD. Agba and Soni Daniel, among others as members.
The president, according to a letter read on the floor by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, said the appointments were in pursuant to section 2 (3) of the NHRC Act as amended.
In a related report, the Senate confirmed the nomination of Haliru Nababa as the comptroller general of the Nigeria correctional service. Nababa’s confirmation was made during plenary on Wednesday morning, March 24.
The decision by the Senate followed the presentation of the report of the chairman, Senate committee on interior, Senator Kashim Shettima, at plenary.
Also, President Buhari approved the appointment of Adedeji Zacch as the Executive Secretary of the National Sugar Development Council (NSDC).
The director, information, in the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Willie Bassey, who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, March 18, in Abuja, said the appointment is with effect from March 10, 2021.
Bassey said the appointment is for an initial term of four years in accordance with the provisions of section 5 (1) of the National Sugar Development Council (Establishment Act, 1993).