By Enyichukwu Enemanna
President Muhammadu Buhari has sworn in Justice Olukayade Ariwoola as the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).
Buhari at a brief ceremony administered the oath of office on Ariwoola at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Monday.
This follows the sudden resignation of Justice Ibrahim Tanko on health grounds.
Justice Ariwoola is the most senior Justice of the Supreme Court.
He became the third individual to occupy the top Judiciary job of the country in the life of this administration.
Recall that Justice Walter Onnoghen also became the CJN under the President Buhari administration before he resigned from office.
The acting CJN was accompanied to the ceremony by some Justices of the Supreme Court.
The Justices that followed were told to conduct Covid-19 test at the Old Banquet Hall before the ceremony.
Justice Ariwoola may become the substantive CJN if nominated by President Buhari and confirmed by the Nigerian Senate.