President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of Hon. Justice Benedict Kanyip as the acting President of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria.
This is pursuant to the provision of section 254 (B)(5) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended).
According to the information made available to TheNigerialawyer (TNL) this appointment is to take effect from 1st October 2019 following the retirement of the Quintessential Jurist, Hon. Justice Babatunde Adejumo, OFR.
The current President of NICN, Hon. Justice Babatunde Adejumo, OFR. will be leaving office on the 30th September 2019.
This is upon attainment of the constitutional statutory age of 65 years.
My Lord, Hon. Justice Benedict Kanyip will be sworn-in on 2nd October 2019 by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, His Lordship, Hon. Dr. Justice I. T. Muhammad at the main court of the Supreme Court of Nigeria by 11.00 am.