The attention of the National Judicial Council (NJC), has been drawn to an online newspaper and daily newspaper Report stating that the Council would meet next week to deliberate on the extension of the Acting Appointment of Honourable Dr Justice I. T. Muhammad CFR, as the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria.
Contrary to the above, the Council actually met on Thursday, April 18, 2019 and at the 88th Meeting considered and approved the request of President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, for the extension of the Appointment of Hon. Dr Justice I. T. Muhammad, CFR, as the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria for another three (3) months and Council has since forwarded its approval to the President.
Hon. Justice Muhammad has been the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria since the suspension of the former CJN, Hon. Justice W. S. Onnoghen by the Presidency.