Buhari sends names of new Supreme Court justices to Senate

Buhari sends names of new Supreme Court justices to Senate
October 11 15:21 2016

President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded names of proposed new justices of the Supreme Court  to  the Senate for consideration and approval.

Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, read the letter conveying the request during plenary on Tuesday.

The nominated justices are Sidi Bage, Nasarawa State, North Central; and Paul Jauro, Taraba State, North East.

According to a letter read by  Saraki,  Buhari said his request followed Section 231(2) of the  constitution of the Federal Republic  Nigeria, as amended.

The President also urged the Senate to grant the request expeditious hearing.

Jauro, who was born on June 26, 1954, became judge of the High Court in 1998. In 2008, he was appointed Justice of the Court Appeal.

Bage, born on June 22, 1956, became Federal High Court Judge in 1992 before his appointment as Justice of the Court of Appeal in 2000.

The two Judges had been recommended for appointment as Justices of the Supreme Court by the National Judicial Council.