Current Chief Justice of Nigeria, Aloma Muhtar is set to retire from office on November 20th. In preparation for the retirement, President Goodluck Jonathan has nominated Supreme Court judge, Mahmud Mohammed as the new Chief Justice of Nigeria.
Jonathan released a statement announcing the nomination, Premium Times reports:
In conformity with section 231 sub section (1) of the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, as amended, which gives the President powers to appoint a Chief Justice of Nigeria, acting on the recommendation of the National Judicial Council and subject to confirmation of the appointment by the Senate, I have the honour to forward the nomination of Honourable Justice Mahmud Mohammed, CFR for confirmation as Chief Justice of Nigeria.
The date for the screening and confirmation of Mahmud Muhammed is yet to be fixed.