From Victor Osula, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari has requested the Senate to confirm the acting Chief Judge of the High Court of Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, Justice Salisu Garba Abdullahi, as substantive Judge of the court.
According to a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, President Buhari’s request was contained in a letter to the Senate.
“President Muhammadu Buhari has written the Senate to confirm Justice Salisu Garba Abdullahi, who has been in acting capacity, as the substantive Chief Judge of the High Court of Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
“The President made the request pursuant to Section 256 (1) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).
“In the letter, dated April 1, 2021, President Buhari urged the Senate to do the confirmation, ‘in the usual expeditious manner”, the statement said.