The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has sworn in Justice Ariwoola Olukayode as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria, All Nigeria Latest News reports.

Justice Ariwoola was sworn in on Wednesday in a brief ceremony at the Council Chambers in Abuja before the start of the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting, which was presided over by the President.

The ceremony was attended by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, ministers, other Supreme Court justices, Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde, and Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu.

Justice Ariwoola was appointed as a Justice of the Supreme Court on November 22, 2011, during the administration of President Goodluck Jonathan.

Speaking with Journalists, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) appealed to politicians to allow the judiciary to function optimally as the 2023 elections approach. He also pledged reforms at the apex court.

After the resignation of the former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, for health reasons, Justice Ariwoola assumed the role in an acting capacity.

The swearing-in ceremony took place a day after President Buhari conferred national honours upon 449 Nigerians and friends of Nigeria at the International Conference Centre in Abuja.

Justices Ariwoola and Justice Mohammed received the second highest national honour –the Grand Commander of the Order of Niger (GCON).

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