Justice Ariwoola Sworn In As CJN
The swearing-in took place at a brief ceremony at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
Justice Ariwoola took his judicial oath of office shortly before the start of the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by the president.
The ceremony was witnessed by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, ministers, other justices of the Supreme Court, Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, and his Ondo State counterpart, Rotimi Akeredolu.
Recall that Justice Ariwoola was appointed a Justice of the Supreme Court on November 22, 2011, by former President Goodluck Jonathan.
Speaking after the ceremony, the CJN appealed to politicians in the country to allow the judiciary to function optimally as the 2023 elections approach, promising reforms at the apex court.
Following the resignation of the outgone CJN, Justice Tanko Muhammad, on health grounds, Justice Ariwoola took over in an acting capacity.
Only yesterday, the CJN was among the 450 Nigerians conferred with national honours by the president.
He received the second-highest national honour –the Grand Commander of the Order of Niger (GCON).
Meanwhile, Kanyi Daily reported that the Nigerian senate finally confirmed Olukayode Ariwoola as Chief Justice Of Nigeria