Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Buhari names Dongban-Mensem as president of Appeal court

President Muhammadu Buhari has named Monica Dongban-Mensem as substantive President of the Appeal Court in Nigeria.

Buhari made the move after coming under intense criticisms from Nigerians including a retired colonel, Abubakar Umar.

Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the President, announced the nomination in a statement on Monday. 

According to the statement, Buhari had sent Dongban-Mensem’s name to the Senate for confirmation.

He said her nomination followed the recommendation of the National Judicial Commission in line with the provisions of the constitution.