Justice Olukayode Ariwoola is expected to be sworn-in as the next Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) after the resignation of Justice Tanko Muhammad.
Justice Muhammad has resigned from his position, reportedly on health grounds.
The CJN’s Special Assistant on Media, Isah Ahuraka confirmed this to newsmen.
Newsmen report that Justice Ariwoola is the next most senior.
Justice Ariwoola who was born on Aug. 22, 1958 and appointed a Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 2011.
He was appointed a Justice of the Supreme Court in 2011. He was a Justice of the Court of Appeal between 2005 and 2011 after having been elevated from the State High Court of Oyo State.
Justice Ariwoola was first appointed a Judge of Superior Court of record in Oyo State in 1992 from private legal practice.
Before his elevation to the Supreme Court, he served as Justice of Court of Appeal in Kaduna, Enugu and Lagos Divisions.
Newsmen report that Ariwoola will retire by 2028.