Buhari sends names of 11 nominees to Senate for confirmation as Judges [Full list]
President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Senate, asking for 11 nominees to be screened
and subsequently confirmed as Judges of the Federal High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Senator Ahmad Lawan the Senate President read Buhari’s letter on the Senate floor
Furthermore, the nominees listed below:
Christopher Opeyemi Oba (Ekiti State); Mohammed Idris (Kano State);
Abubakar Husseini Musa (Adamawa State); Edward Okpe (Benue State);
Babashani Abubakar (Borno State); Emuesiri Francis (Delta State);
Jude Ogho (Delta State); Josephine Enobi (Edo State); Hassan Maryam Aliyu (Kebbi State);
Fashola Akeem Adebowale (Lagos State); and Hamza Muazu (Niger State).
Also, speaking after the names were read, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele who is the Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary,
Human Rights and Legal Matters, noted that the FCT already has Judges on the bench of the FCT High Court.
“A major criterion is to ensure that states that
do not have anybody on the bench are given priority.
“I just wanted to clarify that the FCT has Judges
on the bench of the FCT,” Bamidele said.