Today, the Nigerian Senate confirmed the nomination of Hon. Justice Uwani Musa Abba Aji to the Supreme Court of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The confirmation follows consideration of a report by the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters.
Reading the report, chairman of the committee, David Umaru, said the nominee has been screened and satisfied all requirement.
The lawmakers approved the nomination after a voice vote.
Speaking on the confirmation, President of the Senate, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki, congratulated the new Supreme Court Justice saying:
“On behalf of my colleagues, I congratulate the new Justice of the Supreme Court. I hope she will carry out this very important responsibility.
“Let me also commend our members; we received this communication from the president on December 6th and today, December 20th, we have treated this matter and showed our view on how important it is to ensure that the Judiciary is functional and efficient.
“I hope that the Judiciary and Executive will take a cue from this and improve on the time frame to ensure that we do not delay in replacing our Justices who are newly retired,” he said.