Alex Enumah in Abuja
Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo has approved the appointment of 19 judges for the National Industrial Court of Nigeria.
The appointment was based on the recommendation of the National Judicial Council (NJC).
The new judges are: Targema John Iorngee from Benue State; Namtari Mahmood Abba, Adamawa State; Nweneka Gerald Ikechi, Rivers State, Kado Sanusi, Katsina State; Adeniyi Sinmisola Oluyinka, Ogun State,; Abiola Adunola Adewemimo, Osun State; Opeloye Ogunbowale A., Lagos State.
Others are Essien Isaac Jeremiah, Akwa-Ibom State; Elizabeth Ama Oji, Ebonyi State; Arowosegbe Olukayode Ojo, Ondo State; Ogbuanya Nelson S. Chukwudi, Enugu State; Bashir Zaynab Mohammed, Niger State; Galadima Ibrahim Suleiman, Nasarawa State; Bassi Paul Ahmed, Borno State; Danjidda Salisu Hamisu, Kano State; Hamman Idi Polycarp, Taraba State; Damulak Kiyersohot Dashe, Plateau STate; Alkali Bashar Attahiru, Sokoto State and Mustapha Tijjani, Jigawa State.
According to a statement by Soji Oye, Director, Information of the NJC, the new judges will be sworn in by the Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman of the NJC, Justice Walter Onnoghen, on July 14, 2017, by 3p.m. at the Supreme Court.