Buhari Wants Senate to Confirm Dongban-Mensem as Court of Appeal President

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President Muhammadu Buhari

By Deji Elumoye

President Muhammadu Buhari has written formally to the Senate for the confirmation of the Acting President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, as the substantive president of the court.

The request was contained in a letter read on Tuesday at plenary by the President of the Senate, Dr Ahmad Lawan.

The letter from the president reads: “Pursuant to Section 238(1) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended), I write to request for confirmation by the Senate, the appointment of Honourable Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem as the President of the Court of Appeal of Nigeria.

“It is my hope that the Senate will consider and confirm the nominee in the usual expeditious manner.”