President Mohammadu Buhari has sent a letter requesting the Senate to confirm the appointment of Tanko Mohammed as the substantive Chief Justice of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan read the letter from Buhari at the plenary on Thursday.

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan

The letter addressed to Lawan, sought the cooperation of the Senate for the confirmation in line with Section 231 (1) of the 1999 Constitution as amended.

It also made reference to the section of the constitution which empowers the National Judicial Council to have made such recommendations.

Lawan also read another letter from the President which such expeditious consideration of the Senate for the confirmation of appointment of 15 personal aides.

He said his action was premised on Section 151 of the constitution which requires the confirmation of the Senate.