Justice Kayode Ariwoola on Monday took over as the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria following the resignation of Muhammad Tanko, citing health issues.
Kayode Ariwoola took the oat at the presidential villa Abuja. He swore to be faithful and bear true allegiance to the federal government and defend the constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria.
The acting Chief Justice, Kayode Ariwoola was born on August 22, 1958, an indigene of Oyo state. In 1992, he was appointed Judge of the Oyo State High Court and later a Court of Appeal Justice in 2005.
The man Lord Kayode Ariwoola began his educational career in his home town Iseyin at the Local Authority Demonstration School, Oluwole in Iseyin Local government of Oyo State between 1959 and 1967
Mr Kayode gradually made his way up the legal rung when he got appointed as Justice of the Supreme Court in 2011.
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He would now be overseeing the affairs of the apex Court in acting capacity after amid allegations of misappropriation of fund and other allegations against Mr Tanko
Meanwhile, President Buhari have also conferred on Tanko Grand Commander of Niger after his resignation.