Justice Olukayode Ariwoola has been sworn-in as the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).
President Muhammadu Buhari administered the oath of office on Ariwoola during a swearing-in ceremony held at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Monday.
Ariwoola became the acting CJN as the most senior justice of the apex court, following the resignation of Justice Tanko Mohammed, on TheCabSunday evening.
Muhammad was said to have resigned on the grounds of ill-health.
Fourteen justices of the Supreme Court had last week accused the former CJN of abandoning his responsibility as the leader of the court.
Ariwoola, 63, is expected to serve in an acting capacity till further confirmation by the National Judicial Council (NJC) and the National Assembly.
He swore to be faithful and bear true allegiance to the Federal Government, as well as defend the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Ariwoola bagged a Bachelor of Law degree from University of Life (now Obafemi Awolowo University), Osun State, in July 1980.
He was called to the Nigeria Bar in July 1981, and on November 22, 2011, he was elevated and sworn into the bench of the Supreme Court.
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