The Senate on Wednesday confirmed the appointment of Nigeria’s first female Chief Justice, Justice Aloma Mariam Mukhtar.
Confirming the appointment of Justice Mukhtar after a screening session, Senate President David Mark said it was the hope of the Senate that the new Chief Justice would be able to “improve the public perception of the judiciary and also to ensure that there is steady dispensation of justice.”
“We can only pray that Justice Mukhtar will improve on the condition in which she found the judiciary at the moment. We will work together with the judiciary and the executive arm of government to ensure that there is justice, equity, and fairness and there is progress and discipline in the country.”
Justice Mukhtar had during the screening promised to reposition the judiciary and deal with the “bad eggs giving the judiciary a negative image” in order to regain the trust of Nigerians.