Buhari writes Senate, requests confirmation of Salisu Abdullahi as Chief Judge, FCT High Court

President Muhammadu Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Senate, requesting the confirmation of the Acting Chief Judge of the FCT High Court, Honourable Justice Salisu Garba Abdullahi, as substantive Chief Judge.

Buhari said the request was made pursuant to Section 256 subsection 1 of the 1999 Constitution, as amended.

The President’s request was contained in a letter read on the floor during plenary on Tuesday by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan.

The letter reads in part: “Request for the confirmation of the appointment of Hon. Justice Salisu Garba Abdullahi as the Chief Judge for the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory Abuja.

“Pursuant to Section 256(1) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).

“I hereby request for the Senate’s confirmation of the appointment of Hon. Justice Salisu Garba Abdullahi, the acting Chief Judge of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory Abuja, as substantive Chief Judge of the Court.

“I trust that the Senate will favorably confirm Hon. Justice Salisu Abdullahi as substantive Chief Judge of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, in the usual expeditious manner.”

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