A total of eleven justices have been recommended for appointment to the Supreme Court by the National Judicial Council (NJC).
The apex court’s Director of Information, Soji Oye, stated in a statement that the council made the recommendation at its 104th meeting in Abuja on Wednesday.
Following President Bola Tinubu’s endorsement of their recommendation and the Senate’s subsequent confirmation of their appointment, the suggested candidates would be sworn in.
As intended by the Constitution, the apex court will have all twenty-one justices with this appointment.
The following individuals are recommended for Supreme Court appointments:
OFR Justice the Honourable Jummai Hannatu Sankey
Justice Chidiebere Nwaoma Uwa, Honourable
Justice Chioma Egondu Nwosu-Iheme, Honourable
Mr. Justice, Honourable Justice Moore Aseimo A. Adumein Honourable Justice Obande Festus Ogbuinya Haruna Simon Tsammani
Justice Stephen Jonah Adah, Honourable
Justice Habeeb Adewale O. Abiru, Honourable
Mr. Justice, Honourable Justice Abubakar Sadiq Umar Jamilu Yammama Tukur Idris Mohammed Baba
In addition to six presidents of courts and twenty-six other judicial officers, the NJC recommended the appointment of Justice Mohammed Ramat to the Court of Appeal at its final meeting of the year.
Following the endorsement of their appointments by the governors of their respective states and subsequent confirmation by the chambers of assembly of their respective states, the recommended heads of court would also be sworn in.