Confirmed: Senate approves Buhari’s nomination of Adamu Abdu-Kafarati as new Chief Judge of the Federal High Court
– Following the recommendation and nomination of President Muhammadu Buhari, the Senate has confirmed Adamu Abdu-Kafarati as new Chief Judge of the Federal High Court
– The Senate had in March, 2018 urged the president to forward its letter of nomination for Abdu-Kafarati
– Abdu-Kafarati succeeded Ibrahim Auta who retired as chief judge in 2017
Based on letter of nomination by President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, June 5, the Senate has confirmed and appointed Adamu Abdu-Kafarati as the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court.
Abdu-Kafarati was sworn-in as the Acting Chief Judge of the Federal High Court in September, 2017. He succeeded Ibrahim Auta who retired as chief judge in 2017, Premium Times reports.
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Before now now, the Senate had urged the president to submit his nomination of Abdu-Kafarati to the upper legislative chamber for approval as Chief Judge of the Federal High Court.
Abdu-Kafarati was confirmed as such following the Senate’s adoption of reports from its committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters.
David Umaru, the chairman of the committee, (APC, Niger East) reading out the reports and recommendations of the committee, stated that Abdu-Kafarati satisfies the requirements of the constitution of Nigeria (1999) and the Senate’s standing order as amended.
Umaru said: “There is no criminal record found against him, he possesses the required qualities for the discharge of his judicial duties and no petition against him as chief judge of the federal high court.”