|HON. JUSTICE MAHMUD MUHAMMED (JSC, OFR, FNIALS, CON, CFR, GCON|
Chief Justice of Nigeria
The president-elect, Muhammadu Buhari will be swear-in as Nigeria’s President by the Chief Justice Mahmud Mohammed.
He will deliver the oath of office for Buhari.
City people reports that Hon. Justice Mahmud Mohammed was born on November 10, 1946 in Jalingo, Jalingo local government, Taraba state, to Malam Mamman Maikato Bakin Kasuwa Jalinggo (a sawyer/timber dealer) and Aishatu Mamman of Garrkin Dogo Village, Lau local government.
He attended Malam Kasimu Koranic School, Jalingo (1950 -53), Junior Primary School, Jalingo (1953-56), Senior Primary School, Jalingo (1957-59).
Justice Mahmud commenced his career in public service with the Ministries of Justice of the defunct Northeastern state, and Gongola state, and the judiciary of the Defunct Gongola state.
In 1991, he was nominated the Acting Chief Judge of Taraba state, and was later confirmed as the Substantive Chief Judge of the state the same year.
Prior to being appointed a Justice of the Supreme Court in 2005, he was Justice of the Court of Appeal, and then Presiding Justice.
Stepping in as the 15th CJN, Justice Mohammed has made history as the first indigenously-trained lawyer to rise to peak of the judiciary. His predecessors were trained outside the country.
It would be recalled that May 29, Friday is a day many Nigerians have been waiting for – with eagerness – as our president-elect, General Muhammadu Buhari will take over the layer of leadership of this country from leaving President Goodluck Jonathan after six years in the saddle of the latter.