Justice Walter Onnoghen has been sworn-in as the 17th substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) by Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo.
The swearing-in ceremony was conducted Tuesday inside the council chambers of Aso Rock presidential villa, Abuja.

After taking his oath of office, Onnoghen was also decorated by the Acting President with the national honour of the Grand Commander of Order of the Niger (GCON), as customary with the inauguration of CJNs.

Mr. Onnoghen, a native of Cross River state, was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari as acting CJN on November 10, 2016, after the retirement of former CJN, Mahmoud Mohammed.

Osinbajo also revealed that he spoke with President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday and that the President had sent his good wishes to the CJN.

He also said Mr. Buhari expressed the belief that the tenure of the new CJN will help revive and sustain the people’s confidence.

Present at the inauguration was the president of the Senate, Bukola Saraki; former CJNs members of the Federal Executive Council; Justices of the Supreme Court and his family members.