Justice Tanko Muhammad, Acting Chief Justice Of Nigeria
Justice Tanko Muhammad, Acting Chief Justice Of Nigeria

The Senate has confirmed Justice Tanko Mohammad as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria.

The confirmation followed a two-hour question and answer session between the senators and Mohammad, who had been in acting capacity as CJN since January.

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan announced the confirmation after a voice vote at plenary on Wednesday.

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Mohammad, who entered the National Assembly complex at exactly 10:10 a.m., went into closed-door session with the lawmakers at 11:13 a.m. and left by 1.06p.m.

The new CJN took turn to provide replies to questions from the senators in areas like financial autonomy of the judiciary, concept of imprisonment and corruption in the judiciary.

He also spoke on the concept of individualism and collectivism in administration of justice as it affects criminal matters.

Muhammad spoke extensively on the roles expected of the parliament in addressing alleged rot in the judiciary.He urged National Assembly and states Houses of Assembly to review the criminal laws in the country to effectively fight corruption.