CJN swears in Dongban-Mensem as acting president of Court of Appeal

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Tanko Muhammad, has sworn in Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem as the acting president of the Court of Appeal.

This swearing-in followed the appointment of Justice Dongban-Mensem’s by President Muhammadu Buhari to replace Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa had retired as she attains the statutory mandatory retirement age of 70 years as Justice of Appeal Court.

While administering the oath of office on Justice Dongban-Mensem, the CJN urged her to continue to discharge her duties diligently in line with the provisions of the constitution noting that hardworking and discipline earned her the new position.

The CJN said, as a seasoned judicial officer, there is nothing to tell her but just to work very well.

“She has been doing her job satisfactorily well and it is as a result of this hard work, character, and attitude that enticed the Court of Appeal and the National Judicial Council to uplift her as Acting President Court of Appeal.

“I urge you to continue to with your charisma, both attitude and ability, to carry out all the tasks and assignments you are given to.

“Our expectation will never fall short of this kind of testimony from the public. Please continue to bear that testimony and the sky will be your limit,” he said.

He urged her to carry along her colleagues, pointing out that consultation was important in discharging her duty.