CJN Ariwoola to perform first official function on October 14

The newly inaugurated substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Olukayode Lateef Ariwoola, will, on Friday, October 14, perform his first official function at the Supreme Court Complex.

Justice Ariwoola became substantive CJN on Wednesday, October 12, following the administration of the oath of office on him by President Muhammadu Buhari.

A statement by the Director of Information and Press, Supreme Court of Nigeria, Dr Festus Akande, indicated that Justice Ariwoola’s first assignment in office would be the inauguration of the Acting President, Customary Court of Appeal of the Federal Capital Territory, Hon. Justice Stanley Adekunle Lawal.

The statement said Justice Lawal would be sworn in at the Main Courtroom of the Supreme Court at 11 am.

President Buhari had, on October 12, 2022, sworn-in Justice Ariwoola as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa.

Justice Ariwoola was appointed as Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) on June 27 this year, following the resignation of his immediate predecessor, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, on health grounds.