Justice John Tsoho was on Friday swore in as the Acting Chief Judge of the Federal High Court by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad.
Concise News understands that ceremony which took place at the Ceremonial Court of the Supreme Court in Abuja, came over 24 hours after the seat of the head of the Federal High Court had been vacant.
According to reports, Tsoho’s inauguration as the Acting Chief Judge was earlier suspended in the morning to await clearance from President Muhammadu Buhari.
Speaking at the ceremony, the CJN said it was a constitutional provision that the next most senior judge of the court could be appointed as the Acting Chief Judge pending the conclusion for the process of the substantive Chief Judge of the court.
The former Chief Judge of the FHC, Justice Adamu Kafarati, retired from the bench on attaining the mandatory retirement age of 65 midnight of Thursday.