Justice Olukayode Ariwoola of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, on Monday, took the judicial oath of office as the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).
The oath of office was administered by President Muhammadu Buhari during a swearing-in ceremony held at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
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.
Ariwoola took over from the outgone CJN, Justice Tanko Muhammad, is expected to serve in an acting capacity till further confirmation by the National Judicial Council (NJC).
Justice Muhammad had resigned as the Chief Justice of Nigeria on Sunday night, citing ill-health as the reason for his decision.