The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon. Justice Tanko Muhammad, today Wednesday 2nd September 2019 swore in Hon. Justice Benedict kanyip as the Acting President National Industrial Court of Nigeria.
The ceremony took place at the Ceremonial Court of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Federal Capital Territory Abuja.
The Immediate past President of the Court, Hon. Justice Babatunde Adejumo OFR retired from the bench on attaining the mandatory retirement age of 65.
Justice Kanyip trained as a lawyer at Ahmadu Bello University Zaria and attended Nigerian Law School, Lagos, Nigeria.
After one-year NYSC, His Lordship took up a teaching appointment as a lecturer in the Department of Commercial Law at his alma mater in 1987; and rose to the position of Lecturer II before leaving in 1992 for the National Commission for Colleges of Education as Legal Adviser in the rank of Principal Legal Officer.
In 1995, he was appointed Senior Research Fellow by the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and rose through this appointment to the rank of Associate Research Professor of Law in 2000 when he joined the Court. Professor Kanyip is the author of numerous journal articles in the areas of consumer law, tax law, labour law and commercial law, and also author of the book, Consumer Protection in Nigeria: Law, Theory and Policy (2005) and a joint author of the text, Elements of Commercial Law (1994).
Justice Kanyip is a member, Nigerian Bar Association, Fellow, Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, Life Member and Deputy President II, Nigerian Society of International Law. He is a contributing editor of several academic law journals.