The National Judicial Council at its meeting held on 14 and 15 December 2021 approved the appointment of 63 Judges for 16 States, nine of which are Heads of Court.
The above is contained in a press release issued by the Director of Information of NJC SojiOye, Esq at the conclusion of the meeting.
According to the statement, the NJC also received notification of retirements from Hon. Justice Mudashiru Oniyangi of the Court of Appeal, Hon. Justice Bello Duwale of the High Court of Sokoto State, Hon. Justices S. A. Omonua and O. S. Uwuigbe of the Edo State High Court, Hon Justices M. A. Pindiga and Beatrice L. Iliya of the High Court of Gombe State, Hon. Kadi Muhammad O. Abdulkadir, Grand Kadi, Sharia Court of Appeal, Kwara State and Hon. Justice S. M. C. Ururuka-Ogeshi, President, Customary Court of Appeal, Abia State.
It also received notification of deaths of Hon. Justice A. K. Fowe, High Court, Ekiti State, Hon. Justice ChinonyeremOnii, High Court, Imo State and Hon. Dr. KadiShehu Ibrahim Ahmad, Grand Kadi, Kaduna State.
Finally, Council approved the promotion of 84 members of staff ranging from salary Grade levels 7 to 17 as submitted by its Appointment, Promotion and Disciplinary Committee.