Buhari Asks Senate To Confirm John Tsoho As CJ Federal High Court

Akinola Ajibola  
Updated October 29, 2019
President Muhammadu Buhari                                     Justices John Tsoho (Photo:



President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the Senate to confirm Justice John Tsoho as the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court.

The President made the request in a letter read on the floor of the upper chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja on Tuesday.

Senate President Ahmed Lawan who presided over the plenary read the letter to his colleagues.

He also read another letter from President Buhari requesting the lawmakers for the confirmation of Justice Benedict Bakwaph Kanyip as President of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria.

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The Senate President referred the executive communications to the Committee on Judiciary and Legal Matters and report back to the lawmakers in a week.

Meanwhile, President Buhari in another letter requested the confirmation of the appointment of three persons as Resident Electoral Commissioners of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

Senator Lawan also referred the executive communication to the Committee on INEC to report in a week.

Thereafter, a total of 11 bills were read for the first time on the floor of the chamber.

They are the National Commission for the Eradication of Child Destitution Bill, Regional Centre for Oral Health Research and Training Initiatives Bill, Federal College of Education, Sabon Birini Bill, and Tertiary Education Trust Fund Act (Amendment) Bill.

Others are National Offenders Central Registry Bill, Government Performance and Accountability Office Bill, Agricultural Research Council Act (Amendment) Bill, and Federal College of Education Giwa Kaduna State Bill, 2019 (SB. 121) by Senator Uba Sani.

The Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill, Income Tax Development Act (Amendment) Bill, and the Federal College of Education Usugbenu, Edo State were also read.