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Buhari’s Nominee, Husseini Baba-Yusuf Confirmed As FCT Chief Judge

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The National Assembly has confirmed Husseini Baba-Yusuf as the chief judge of the (FCT) high court.

Recall that Baba-Yusuf was recommended for the position by President Muhammadu Buhari who last week.

He asked the Senate as constitutionally required to screen and confirm the nominee.

Buhari’s letter addressed to the lawmakers explained that the request for the confirmation of Baba Yusuf as Chief Judge of the FCT High Court was in accordance with the provision of Section 256(1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigerian 1999 (as amended).

“In accordance with provisions of Section 256 (1) of the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended, I hereby forward for confirmation by the senate the appointment of Justice Husseini Baba-Yusuf as the chief judge of the high court of the federal capital territory (FCT) Abuja,” the president had said.

“While hoping that this request will receive the usual expeditious consideration of the senate, please accept the distinguished senate president, the assurances of my highest regards,” the President’s letter read in part.

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