Chief Judge of Nigeria Justice Walter Onnoghen

The National Judicial Council has recommended Justice Uwani Musa Abba-Aji to President Muhammadu Buhari as a Justice of the Supreme Court.

NJC’s Director of Information, Soji Oye, made this known in a statement on Friday.

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According to Oye, the approval of Abba-Aji’s appointment by the President will bring the number of Justices on the apex court’s bench to 17.

The NJC spokesperson also stated that the council recommended to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State the appointment of Justice Onuoha Arisa Kalu Ogwe as the Chief Judge of the state.

Oye said the council also recommended to Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State the appointment of Justice Aondover Kaka’an as the state’s Chief Judge.

He disclosed that the council also recommended to Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State to approve the appointment of Justice Mosunmola Arinola Dipeolu as the Chief Judge of the state.

Also recommended to Governor Amosun is the appointment of three High Court judges.

The nominees recommended to the governor are Oludayo Oluwabamise Osunfisan, Olusola Stephen Oloyede, and Olatunde Hassan Oyajinmi.

He noted that NJC recommended to Governor Ahmed Abdulfatah of Kwara State Zakariyah Abdulrasaq for appointment as a Kadi of the state’s Sharia Court of Appeal, while Justice Eni Esan was recommended for appointment to Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State as the President of the state’s Customary Court of Appeal.