The National Judicial Council (NJC) has recommended the appointment of 33 judicial officers, including Chief Judges for six states.
NJC’s spokesman Soji Oye announced this in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.
Oye said the appointments will affect Anambra, Kebbi, Cross River, Zamfara, Ogun, Osun, Rivers, Imo, Sokoto, Ekiti and Niger states.
Those recommended for appointment as Chief Judges are: Justice Onochie Manasseh Anyachebelu (Anambra); Justice Mohammed Suleiman Ambursa (Kebbi) and Justice Akon Bassey Ikpeme (Cross River).
Others are: Kadi Dahiru Muhammad Gusau (Grand Kadi, Zamfara State Sharia CourtA of Appeal); Justice Mobolaji Ayodele Ojo (President, Customary Court of Appeal, Ogun State) and Justice Foluke Eunice Awolalu (President, Customery Court of Appeal, Osun State).
For Rivers State High Court, the NJC recommended the appointment of four judges: Stephens Dirialakeibama Jumbo, Chuku Mark Onyema, Ngbor-Abina Lemea and Fibresima Florence Atili.
Two judges were appointed for Ogun State High Court. They are: Olufunmilayo O. Stanley and Olukemi Olusola Yetunde Oresanya.