The Acting President Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has approved the appointment of 19 judges for the National Industrial Court of Nigeria.
The approval by the Acting President was based on the recommendation made to him by the National Judicial Council (NJC).
In a statement issued by the NJC and signed by its spokeman, Soji Oye, the judges will be sworn in on Friday by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen.
“They will be sworn in by the honourable, the chief justice of Nigeria and chairman, national judicial council, Hon. Justice W. S. N. Onnoghen, GCON, on Friday, 14th July, 2017, by 3pm at the Supreme Court of Nigeria,” it read.
The appointment of the judges will bring the total number of judges to 28 in exclusion of the President of the court.
Here is the list of the 19 judges below.
- Targema John Iorngee (Benue)
- Namtari Mahmood Abba (Adamawa)
- Nweneka Gerald Ikechi (Rivers)
- Kado Sanusi (Katsina)
- Adeniyi Sinmisola Oluyinka (Ogun)
- Abiola Adunola Adewemimo (Osun)
- Opeloye Ogunbowale A (Lagos)
- Essien Isaac Jeremiah (Akwa-Ibom)
- Elizabeth Ama Oji (Ebonyi)
- Arowosegbe Olukayode Ojo (Ondo)
- Ogbuanya Nelson S. Chukwudi (Enugu)
- Bashir Zaynab Mohammed (Niger)
- Galadima Ibrahim Suleiman (Nasarawa)
- Bassi Paul Ahmed (Borno)
- Danjidda Salisu Hamisu (Kano)
- Hamman Idi Polycarp (Taraba)
- Damulak Kiyersohot Dashe (Plateau)
- Alkali Bashar Attahiru (Sokoto)
- Mustapha Tijjani (Jigawa)
The court has exclusive jurisdiction in civil causes and matters relating to or connected with any labour, employment, trade unions, industrial relations and matters arising from workplace, the conditions of service, including health, safety, welfare of labour, employee, worker and matter incidental thereto or connected therewith.