President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the extension of the appointment of Justice M.B. Dongban-Mensem as Acting President of the Court of Appeal for another three months.

This was contained in a statement by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, in Abuja on Friday.

The statement explained that the re-appointment was “under Section 238(4) and (5) of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended).”  Justice Dongban Mensem

President Buhari had on March 5, 2020 announced his initial appointment as Acting President of the Court of Appeal for an initial period of three months, with effect from March 6, 2020, when Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa statutorily retired from service.

Shehu had said in the first statement issued on her appointment that Justice Mensem, who is the next most senior judge of the Court of Appeal, will be acting pending when a substantive appointment to the position of the President of the Court of Appeal might be made by President Buhari subject to the confirmation of the Senate.

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