The National Judicial Council has recommended the appointment of nine heads of courts and 84 other judicial officers as part of efforts to prepare for litigations that may arise for the judiciary in the general elections.
The recommended persons would after appointments serve at the federal and state high courts in the country.
A statement issued on Wednesday by the Director of Information in NJC, Soji Oye, in Abuja said the candidates were presented for recommendations by its panel of interviews during its 100th meeting presided over by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Olukayode Ariwoola.
Those recommended for posts of Chief Judges included; Justice Muhammad Tukur Mu’azu Aliyu (Kaduna), Justice Majebi Josiah Joe (Kogi), Justice Odusola Aiyedun Olusegun (Ondo), Justice Halima Sa’addiya Mohammed (Gombe) and Justice Lilian Abai (Abia).
Others were Justice Abdulateef Kamaldeen (Grand Kadi, Kwara), Justice Stanley Adekunle Lawal, (President, Customary Court of Appeal, FCT), Justice Monisola Oluwatoyin Abodunde (President, Customary Court of Appeal (Ekiti) and Justice Uhuo Patrick Uchenna (President, Customary Court of Appeal, Ebonyi State.)
The NJC statement indicated that all recommended candidates would be sworn- in upon approval of their recommendations by their respective state governors and State Houses of Assembly.