Osinbajo Adds 19 Judges To Industrial Court
Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has approved the appointment of 19
Judges for the National Industrial Court of Nigeria.
says the measure will reduce the work load of the court that deals with labour
related matters only.
appointment made public on Monday in Abuja was based on the recommendation of
the National Judicial Council (NJC), the body empowered by the Nigerian
Constitution to nominate qualified persons for appointment as judicial
new judges are Targema John Iorngee from Benue, Namtari Mahmood Abba from
Adamawa State, Nweneka Gerald Ikechi from Rivers State, Kado Sanusi from
Katsina State, Adeniyi Sinmisola Oluyinka from Ogun State, Abiola Adunola
Adewemimo from Osun State, Opeloye Ogunbowale from Lagos State, Essien Isaac
Jeremiah from Akwa-Ibom State and Elizabeth Ama Oji from Ebonyi State.
are Arowosegbe Olukayode Ojo from Ondo State, Ogbuanya Nelson Chukwudi from
Enugu State, Bashir Zaynab Mohammed from Niger State, : Galadima Ibrahim
Suleiman from Nasarawa State, Bassi Paul Ahmed from Borno State and Danjidda
Salisu Hamisu from Kano State.
rest are Hamman Idi Polycarp from Taraba State, Damulak Kiyersohot Dashe from
Plateau, Alkali Bashar Attahiru from Sokoto State and Mustapha Tijjani from
A statement by the spokesman for the NJC Mr Soji Oye, indicated that the new judges would be sworn-in by the Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman, National Judicial Council, Justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen, on Friday, July 14.