The Senate will tomorrow screen the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, for confirmation of his appointment in substantive capacity.
The President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan announced this Tuesday during plenary.
Lawan who appealed to all Senators to be present in plenary tomorrow, Wednesday for required rigorous drilling of the Acting CJN for substantive capacity as Chief Justice of Nigeria, said, “Distinguished colleagues , tomorrow , Wednesday , 21st September 2022, has been fixed for screening and possible confirmation of Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria ( CJN).
“Please as usual, we all need to be at plenary during the screening exercise.” Letter for confirmation of Justice Ariwoola as Chief Justice of Nigeria was received by the Senate on Tuesday , July 26, 2002 from President Muhammadu Buhari.
He said the Senate will also work on the Medium Term Expenditure Framework/Fiscal Strategy Paper (MTEF/FSP) 2023 – 2025, Budget 2023, and work to support defence and security forces of the country.
Lawan said: “In the next three months our focus will largely be on the confirmation of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, work on Medium Term Expenditure Framework/Fiscal Strategic Paper (MTEF/FSP) 2023 – 2025, Budget 2023, working to support our defense and security forces, amongst others.
“Also, we are expecting Mr. President Commander-In-Chief of the Armed Forces to present the Budget estimates in the first week of October.
“The ninth Senate has established the practice of processing the annual Appropriation Bill of each year between October and December.”