By; Sunday Ode, Abuja.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday swore-in Justice Walter Onnoghen as the Acting Chief Justice of the Nigeria (CJN).
Onnoghen who took his oath of office at brief ceremony in the Council Chamber of the Aso Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja replaces Justice Mahmud Mohammed, now retired.
In a brief remarks at the swearing-in ceremony, President Buhari tasked the judiciary as one of the three arms of government to play it’s role in effort to bring the country back to life from the security and economic challenges currently facing it.
He said: “I congratulate the Acting CJN to come at a time that the institution that he is going to head to play his role of the constitutional bodies after the executive, the judiciary and the legislature at this trying times for our nation.
“Trying times in the sense of the three identifiable problems this country is facing: physical security, the problem of economy and corruption. In this room contains the constitutional bodies that are responsible for bringing Nigeria back into life in terms of security and managing it efficiently while making sure that the economy is resuscitated and that security of doing business at all stages in the country is free and fair.
Also in his acceptance remarks, Justice Onnoghen said he would take off from where his predecessor stopped in effort to restore discipline and ensure that the nation had a befitting judiciary.