Buhari nominates Justice Dongban-Mensem for confirmation as Appeal Court president

Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem.

President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem for confirmation as president of the Court of Appeal.

Justice Dongban-Mensem who is currently in acting capacity was nominated by Mr Buhari on Monday, according to presidential spokesman, Garba Shehu.

Mr Shehu said the name of the jurist who was recommended for the position by the National Judicial Council (NJC) has been sent to the Nigerian Senate for confirmation.

“President Muhammadu Buhari, in-line with his constitutional responsibility has sent the nomination of Her Lordship, Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem, Acting President, Court of Appeal to the Senate for confirmation as President, Court of Appeal,” Mr Shehu said in a statement.

“Justice Dongban-Mensem is a serving Justice of the Court of Appeal and was recommended, as is the practice, by the National Judicial Council for the nomination by the President,” he added.