The National Judicial Council (NJC) has recommended Olukayode Ariwoola Junior, son of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, for appointment as a Judge of the Federal High Court of Nigeria.
Junior was recommended for the Federal High Court Bench along with 22 others, who passed the screening and interview of the Council.
This was disclosed in a statement released by Soji Oye, the NJC Director of Information on Friday, July 14, 2023.
Apart from the 23 nominees for the Federal High Court, the NJC also sought the appointment of one Kadi for Kaduna State and four other Kadis for the Kano State Sharia Court of Appeal.
The recommendation for the appointments was made at the 103rd meeting of the Council presided over by the CJN, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, in Abuja.
Those recommended as Federal High Court Judges include Ekerete Udofot Akpan, Hussaini Dadan-Garba, Egbe Raphael Joshua, Anyalewa Onoja-Alapa, Aishatu Auta Ibrahim, Ogazi Friday Nkemakonam, Ogundare Kehinde Olayiwola, Onah Chigozie Sergius, Hauwa Buhari, Ibrahim Ahmad Kala, and Hauwa Joseph Yilwa.
Others recommended are Amina Aliyu Mohammed, Sharon Tanko Ishaya, Chituru Joy Wigwe-Oreh, Musa Kakaki, Owoeye Alexander Oluseyi, Abiodun Jordan Adeyemi, Agbaje Olufunmilola Adetutu, Salim Olasupo Ibrahim.
The rest are Dipeolu Deinde Isaac, Ariwoola Olukayode Jnr, Abdullahi Muhammad Dan-Ige, and Mashkur Salisu.
The statement also indicated that Kadi Muhammad Aminu Danjuma is to be appointed as Grand Kadi for Kaduna State.
Besides, four others are to be appointed as Kadis for the Kano State Sharia Court of Appeal. They are Muhammad Adam Kadem, Salisu Muhammad Isa, Isa Idris Sa’id, and Aliyu Muhammad Kani.
The statement added that all recommended candidates are expected to be sworn in after the approval of the NJC’s recommendations to the President and their respective State Governors and confirmation by their State Houses of Assembly, as the case may be.