Justice Olukayode Ariwoola has taken oath of office as Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).

President Muhammadu Buhari administered the oath of office on him at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa in Abuja.

Ariwoola took over from Justice Tanko Muhammad who resigned on health grounds.

However, while taking the judicial oath, he swore to be faithful and bear true allegiance to the Federal Government of Nigeria, as well as defend the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

He will act as CJN pending the time his name will be forwarded to the Senate by the President for confirmation as substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).

Born on 22 August 1958, Justice Ariwoola from Oyo state was formerly a Justice of the Court of Appeal before being elevated to the Supreme Court bench in 2011.


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