The Senate on Wednesday began the screening of the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN Justice Olukayode Ariwoola for his possible confirmation in the office.
The motion for the screening was moved by the Senate Leader, Senator Ibrahim Gobir, at the plenary.
The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, had called for the screening exercise to be moved forward from where it was listed on the order paper.
Gobir moved that the Senate should resort into the Committee of the Whole to conduct the screening as well as suspend its relevant rules to admit the acting CJN and his entourage into the chambers.
The motions were approved by the Senate.
Thereafter, the acting CJN Ariwoola and all Justices of the Supreme Court, President of the Court of Appeal, President of the Federal High Court, President of the National Industrial Court and Secretary of the National Judicial Council, walked into the chambers and took their seats.
The delegation was led by the Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly Matters, Senator Babajide Omoworare.
GWG reports that Ariwoola was proposed to the Senate for confirmation as CJN following the vacancy in the office that was created by the controversial resignation of the last occupant of the office, Justice Tanko Muhammad.