President Muhammadu Buhari today, 27th June, 2022 swore in Justice Olukayode Ariwoola of the supreme court as the new acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).
The swearing-in ceremony took place at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
The 62 year old supreme court judge takes over from the outgone CJN, justice Tanko Muhammad that recently resigned and is expected to serve in an acting capacity till the National Judicial Council (NJC) confirms his appointment.
While taking the judicial oath, he swore to be faithful and bear true allegiance to the Federal Government of Nigeria, as well as defend the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Justice Olukayode Ariwoola was appointed a Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 2011. Before that, he was appointed a Justice of the Court of Appeal between 2005 and 2011 after having been elevated from the State High Court of Oyo State. His Lordship was first appointed a Judge of Superior Court of record in Oyo State in 1992 after being in private legal practice.