President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday 8th of June 2020, sent the name of Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem to the Senate for confirmation as the President of the Court of Appeal.
In a statement signed by Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media, Mallam Garba Shehu, said “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.
“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.”
Justice Dongbam-Mensem, was recommended by the NJC to succeed Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa who retired in March, had been occupying the position in an acting capacity.
Her nomination came after Buhari’s criticism on the renewal of Justice Dongban-Mensem’s acting appointment for another three months, and twenty-four hours after the Presidency said that President Buhari will not be stamped in performing his constitutional duties.