Onnoghen Voluntarily Bows Out As President Muhammadu Buhari Accepts His Resignation

Embattled Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen’s voluntary retirement has been accepted by President Muhammadu Buhari. This was announced last night, June 9th by the special assistant to the president on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu. Onnoghen’s retirement starts will be effected from the 28th of May, 2019. The President thanked Justice Onnoghen for his service to the Federal Republic of Nigeria and wished him the best of retirement life. Justice Onnoghen who assumed office as CJN in March 2017, was suspended by President Buhari in January over false declaration of assets. The President in his speech said that…Onnoghen Voluntarily Bows Out As President Muhammadu Buhari Accepts His Resignation 1STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE
PRESIDENT BUHARI WRITES ACTING CJN ON APPOINTMENT OF FIVE JUSTICES OF THE SUPREME COURT
President Muhammadu Buhari has written the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon. Justice Tanko Muhammad, on the appointment of additional five Justices of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
The President wrote: Pursuant to the provisions of Section 230(2) A&B of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended), I am pleased to request that you initiate in earnest the process of appointing additional five Justices of the Supreme Court of Nigeria to make the full complement of 21 Justices as provided by the aforementioned provisions of the Constitution.
This is in line with the Governments Agenda of repositioning the Judiciary in general and Supreme Court in particular for greater efficiency, with a view to reducing the backlogs of appeals pending at the Supreme Court.Onnoghen Voluntarily Bows Out As President Muhammadu Buhari Accepts His Resignation 2 Please accept, your Lordship, the assurances of my highest regards.
Meanwhile, President Buhari has accepted the voluntary retirement from service of Hon. Justice Walter Onnoghen as Chief Justice of Nigeria, effective from May 28, 2019.
The President thanked Justice Onnoghen for his service to the Federal Republic of Nigeria and wished him the best of retirement life.
Garba Shehu
Senior Special Assistant to the President
(Media & Publicity)
June 9, 2019Onnoghen Voluntarily Bows Out As President Muhammadu Buhari Accepts His Resignation 3Photo Credit: Getty

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