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Buhari appoints Justice Baba-Yusuf as acting FCT Chief Judge

By Eric Ikhilae, Abuja

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Justice Husseini Baba-Yusuf as acting Chief Judge of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Buhari’s approval was sequel to the recommendation of the National Judicial Council (NJC).

NJC’s Information Director, Soji Oye disclosed this in a statement on Saturday.

The statement reads: “President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, has approved the appointment of Hon. Justice Husseini Baba-Yusuf as the Acting Chief Judge of the High Court of Justice of the Federal Capital Territory on the recommendation of the National Judicial Council.

“The Acting appointment takes effect from 1 August 2021.

“Hon Justice Husseini Baba-Yusuf will be sworn-in by the Honourable, The Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman of the National Judicial Council, Hon. Dr. Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, CFR, on Monday 16 August 2021 by 10.00am at the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

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