The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Hon. Justice John Tsoho has called on the heads of Appellate Courts, Chief Judges of the 36 States and the FCT, the President of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, the Attorney General of the Federation and others to nominate for appointment as Judges of the Federal High Court 15 qualified legal practitioners.
Justice Tsoho noted that the nominations should come from the following 14 states; Akwa – Ibom, Bauchi, Benue, Ekiti, Enugu, FCT, Kaduna, Katsina, Kogi, Kwara, Lagos, Rivers, Sokoto and Zamfara.
The letter reads in part:
APPOINTMENT OF FIFTEEN (15) ADDITIONAL JUDGES FOR THE FEDERAL HIGH COURT BENCH
I write to inform Your L Lordships, the Honourable Attorney – General of the Federation and Minister of Justice and the President of the Nigerian Bar Association , that the exercise for the consideration of candidates for possible appointment to the Bench of the Federal Hi g h Court with regard to some States will soon commence.
The States in issue include: – Akwa – Ibom, Bauchi, Benue, Ekiti, Enugu, FCT, Kaduna, Katsina, Kogi, Kwara, Lagos, Rivers, Sokoto and Zamfara.
In line with the NJC Guidelines and Procedural Rules for appointment of Judicial Officers of Superior Courts, I therefore invite Your Lordships, the Honourable Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice and the President Nigerian Bar Association to kindly nominate suitably qualified persons from the aforementioned States for appointment to the Federal High Court Bench.
Your recommendations should reach my chambers, latest by the 14