By Yemi Oyeyemi, Abuja
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday approved the appointment of Justice Husseini Baba-Yusuf as the Acting Chief Judge of the High Court of Justice of the Federal Capital Territory.
The appointment which takes effect from August 1, 2021 followed the recommendation of the National Judicial Council (NJC).
This was contained in a statement issued on Saturday by the NJC Director of Information Mr Soji Oye.
Baba-Yusuf will be sworn-in by the Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman of the National Judicial Council, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, on Monday 16 August 2021
The swearing in ceremony will hold by 10.00am at the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
Born in Ankpa local govermnment area of Kogi state on June 1. 1962 Justice Baba Yusuf attended LGEA Primary School Ankpa from 1966 to 1971
He proceeded to St Charles College between 1972 to 1976 and did his A.level at School of Basic Studies, Ugbokolo, Benue State from 1977 to 1980,.
Justice Baba Yusuf then proceeded to the University of Lagos in 1980 where he obtained an LL.B in 1983 and moved to the Law School and was called to the Bar 1984.
Thereafter, he proceeded for the NYSC and completed it in 1985.
He joined the services of the Judiciary in 1985 as Magistrate Grade II and rose through the rank, becoming the Chief Registrar, High Court of Justice Kogi State in 1993.
Later he joined the services of the FCT Judiciary on transfer of service same year and was appointed High Court Judge in 1998 from which position he has just been appointed Acting Chief Judge