The National Judicial Council (NJC) has started the process of appointing some judges from some states of the federation into the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
They are Benue State Chief Judge, Justice Uwani Musa Abba Aji, Abia State Chief Judge, Justice OnuohaArisaKalu Ogwe, Ogun State Chief Judge, Justice Mosunmola Arinola Dipeolu and three Judges from the same Ogun State: Oludayo Oluwa bamise Osunfisan, Olusola Stephen Oloyede and Olatunde Hassan Oyajinmi.
Others are Kadi of Kwara State Shariah Court, Zakariyah Abdulrasaq, President of Oyo State Customary Court of Appeal, Justice Eni Esan.
A statement today, Friday, by the NJC Director of Information, Soji Oye, said that the decision to elevate the senior judicial officers from those State was taken at 87thmeeting of the Council between October 3 and 4.
According to the statement, the names of the elevated judicial officers have been forwarded to President Muhammadu Buhari and governors of the states they come from for confirmation.