President Muhammadu Buhari has signed the appointment of Adamu Abdul-Kafarati as the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court.
Kafarati’s appointment was disclosed in a letter sent to the Senate requesting confirmation.
The Senate, had in March urged Buhari to forward the nomination of Abdul-Kafarati to the upper legislative chamber for approval as substantive Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, to avoid constitutional crisis.
Abdul-Kafarati was sworn-in as the Acting Chief Judge of the Federal High Court in September 2017.
His swearing-in was sequel to the president’s failure to nominate a successor to the former Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Ibrahim Auta who was due to retire on September 16, 2017.
The Senate President, Bukola Saraki on Tuesday shortly after a joint executive session with the House of Representatives read the letter to the house.
The letter read “In accordance with the provisions of Section 250 (1) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended, I write to request for the confirmation of the Senate, the appointment of Honourable Justice Adamu Abdul Kafarati as the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court.
“It is my hope that the distinguished senate will consider and confirm the nominee in its usual expeditious manner.
“Please accept, Senate President, the assurances of my highest consideration.”