JUST IN: Buhari appoints Justice Dongban Mensem as Court of Appeal acting President

President Muhammadu Buhari has named Hon. Justice M.B. Dongban Mensem as the Acting President of the Court of Appeal.
This was contained in a statement released by the Presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu on Thursday.

According to the statement, the appointment was for an initial period of three months, with effect from March 6, 2020, when the incumbent President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, would statutorily retire from service.

The statement added that, Justice Mensem, who is the next most senior Judge of the Court of Appeal, will be acting pending when a substantive appointment to the position of the President of the Court of Appeal may be made by President Buhari subject to the confirmation of the Senate.
It noted that, the President’s approval of the appointment of Justice Mensem, followed the recommendation of the Chief Justice of Nigeria in line with the provisions of Section 238(4) & (5) of the 1999 Constitution as amended.