Olukayode Ariwoola junior, the son of Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, was recommended for appointment as a judge of the Federal High Court of Nigeria by the National Judicial Council (NJC) on Friday in Abuja.
Along with 22 other candidates who successfully completed the screening and interview of the council, Ariwoola junior was recommended for the Federal High Court bench.
In addition to the 23 candidates for the Federal High Court, NJC also requested the appointment of a Kadi for Kaduna State and four more Kadis for the Sharia Court of Appeal for Kano State.
The 103rd meeting of the council, which was convened in Abuja under the chairmanship of Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, CJN, recommended the appointments.
Those suggested as Federal High Court Judges include Ekerete Udofot Akpan, Hussaini Dadan-Garba, Egbe Raphael Joshua, Anyalewa Onoja-Alapa, Aishatu Auta Ibrahim, Ogazi Friday Nkemakonam, Ogundare Kehinde Olayiwola, Onah Chigozie Sergius, Hauwa Buhari, Ibrahim Ahmad Kala and Hauwa Joeph Yilwa.
Others include Musa Kakaki, Owoeye Alexander Oluseyi, Sharon Tanko Ishaya, Amina Aliyu Mohammed, and Chituru Joy Wigwe-Oreh.
Agbaje Olufunmilola Adetutu, Salim Olasupo Ibrahim, and Abiodun Jordan Adeyemi.
Dipeolu Deinde Isaac, Ariwoola Olukayode Jr., Abdullahi Muhammad Dan-Ige, and Mashkur Salisu make up the remaining group.
According to a statement made by the Council’s Director of Information, Mr. Soji Oye, on Friday, Hon. Kadi Muhammad Aminu Danjuma would be named Grand Kadi for Kaduna State.
In addition, Muhammad Adam Kadem, Salisu Muhammad Isa, Isa Idris Sa’id, and Aliyu Muhammad Kani would also be named as Kadis for the Kano State Sharia Court of Appeal.
According to the statement, all proposed candidates are anticipated to be sworn in upon the President’s approval of the NJC’s recommendations, as well as the approval of their respective State Governors and Houses of Assembly, as applicable.