Cross Rivers State will produce the next Chief Justice of Nigeria if the recommendation of the Federal Judicial Service Commission recommending Justice Walter Onnoghen to the National Judicial Council for further recommendation to President Muhammadu Buhari is approved
Mr. Onnoghen is to replace Justice Mahmud Mohammed whose tenure ends November 10.
Sources within the NJC confirmed that the recommendation was made on Wednesday night, to formally commence steps towards ensuring that the office of the CJN does not remain vacant at the end of Mr. Mahmud’s tenure.
Mr. Mahmud’s departure is sequel to his attainment of the compulsory retirement age of 70.
Mr. Onnoghen, a native of Biase Local government area of Cross Rivers State, was born on December 22, 1950.
He attended the Presbyterian Primary School, Okurike Town in Biase, LGA, from 1959 to 1965.
He had his secondary education in Ghana, from 1967 to 1972.
He proceeded to the Accra Academy in 1972 and obtained an A’ Level, before going to the University of Ghana, Lagon, between 1974 and 1977. (Premium Times)