The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has approved the appointment of 19 Judges for the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) on the recommendation of the National Judicial Council (NJC).

In a statement by the Director of Information in the NJC, Soji Oye, the new Judges are: Targema John Iorngee (Benue State), Namtari Mahmood Abba (Adamawa State), Nweneka Gerald Ikechi (Rivers State), Kado Sanusi (Katsina State), Adeniyi Sinmisola Oluyinka (Ogun State), Abiola Adunola Adewemimo (Ogun State), Opeloye Ogunbowale A. (Lagos State) and Essien Isaac Jeremiah (Akwa Ibom State).

Elizabeth Ama Oji (Ebonyi State), Arowosegbe Olukayode Ojo (Ondo State), Ogbuanya Nelson Chukwudi (Enugu State), Bashir Zaynab Mohammed (Niger State), Galadima Ibrahim Suleiman (Nasarawa State), Basi Paul Ahmed (Borno State), Danjidda Salisu Hamisu (Kano State), Hamman Idi Polycarp (Taraba State), Damulak Kiyersohot Dashe (Plateau State), Alkali Bashar Attahiru (Sokoto State), and Mustapha Tijjani (Jigawa State).

The statement also revealed that the new Judges will be sworn-in at the Supreme Court, by the Chief Justice of Nigeria,  Justice Walter Onnoghen, on Friday, July 14th, by 3:00 pm.