CJN swears in Dongban-Mensem as Appeal Court president

NEWS DIGEST – The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, on Friday swore in Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, as the substantive President of the Court of Appeal.

Muhammed challenged the new president to live up to expectations by maintaining a cordial relationship with her colleagues on the Appeal court bench.

Specifically, the CJN charged Dongban-Mensem, who is the second-female President to be appointed to ensure regular meetings with Presiding Justices in all divisions of the court as well as other Justices to enable them to understand challenges that may be facing the court.

Justice Muhammad reminded the new Appeal Court President that the court has the largest number of Justices in the country, hence the need to be up and doing.

“From my personal experience, workload in the Court of Appeal, especially in the divisions is the highest.

“It is a home of work, it is a home of cooperation, but with your experience, hardwork, and zeal, you will not find your new status difficult.

“If you sustain your good character and conduct, your tenure will definitely be an excellent one.

“Try to be your self and do not allow others derail you. Remain what we know you for”, CJN added.

In her remarks, the newly sworn-in PCA assured Nigerians that she will do her best in ensuring that Justice is applied at the appellate court.

“I will build on the legacy left behind by her predecessors,” she said.

In attendance were the governors of Sokoto, Plateau, Niger, and Kebbi states.


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