THE Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Mahmud Mohammed, will preside over his last meeting of the National Judicial Council (NJC) today and Thursday as its chairman.
Justice Mohammed is billed to retire on November 10 upon attaining the statutory retirement age.
The Nation learnt yesterday that the meeting will consider some pending petitions against some judges
It was learnt that investigations on seven of the petitions against judges have been concluded by the various panels to which they were assigned.
An NJC source told The Nation that the NJC will take final positions on the seven petitions at the meeting to be held today and Thursday.
“Also in agenda are the appointments of some judges for National Industrial Court NIC).
“They have earlier been interviewed by the Federal Judicial Service Commission (FJSC) and consequently recommended to the NJC for appointment.
“The NJC will also confirm the appointment of the Supreme Court Chief Registrar, Ahmed Gambo Saleh, as the substantive Secretary of the NJC.
“Interview for the position was conducted about two weeks ago by the FJSC. A total of 16 people were interviewed on October 19.
“Those interviewed included Chief Registrars of all the federal courts and some their deputies, Chief Magistrates and the National Judicial Institutes (NJI),” the source said.
It was further learnt that the current Secretary of the NJC will retire on November 16, after attaining mandatory retirement age of 65 years.
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