BY SYLVESTER ALIJO, ABUJA – Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has approved the appointment of 19 Judges for the National Industrial Court of Nigeria as part of measures to reduce the work load of the court that deals with labour-related matters only.
The appointment, which was announced on Tuesday in Abuja, was based on the recommendation of the National Judicial Council (NJC), in accordance with the provisions of the constitution.
The new judges include Targema John Iorngee from Benue, Namtari Mahmood Abba from Adamawa, Nweneka Gerald Ikechi from Rivers, Kado Sanusi from Katsina, Adeniyi Sinmisola Oluyinka from Ogun, Abiola Adunola Adewemimo from Osun, Opeloye Ogunbowale from Lagos, Essien Isaac Jeremiah from Akwa-Ibom and Elizabeth Ama Oji from Ebonyi State.
Others are Arowosegbe Olukayode Ojo from Ondo, Ogbuanya Nelson Chukwudi from Enugu, Bashir Zaynab Mohammed from Niger, Galadima Ibrahim Suleiman from Nasarawa, Bassi Paul Ahmed from Borno and Danjidda Salisu Hamisu from Kano State.
The list also include Hamman Idi Polycarp from Taraba, Damulak Kiyersohot Dashe from Plateau, Alkali Bashar Attahiru from Sokoto and Mustapha Tijjani from Jigawa State.
A statement by the Director of Information in the National Judicial Council (NJC) Mr. Soji Oye, indicated that the new judges will be sworn in by the Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman, National Judicial Council, Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen, on Friday, July 14, 2017, by 3.00pm at the Supreme Court.