The National Judicial Council, NJC has recommended to President Muhammadu Buhari, the appointment of Justice Tanko Muhammad as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN.

NJC’s Director of Information, Soji Oye said this in a statement in Abuja after the Council rose from an emergency meeting.

The meeting which was initially presided over by Justice Umaru Abdullahi considered and approved the recommendation of its Interview Committee that screened the two candidates presented by the Federal Judicial Service Commission to it for appointment as Chief Justice of Nigeria.

Subsequently, the plenary of the Meeting presided over by the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Muhammad, recommended to the Governors of Sokoto, Lagos, Anambra, Ebonyi, Niger, Taraba, Kano, and Jigawa States, eight successful candidates for appointment as Chief Judges and Grand Kadis for the States. ���2}m3�