The Nigerian Bar Association has placed a call for comments as to the suitability or otherwise of Nominees meant to fill the position of President of Customary Court of Appeal.

In notice dated 24th October, 2022 and signed by the NBA President, Y. C Maikyau SAN.

Below read the notice.

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24 October 2022

Dear Colleagues,


By a letter dated 18 October 2022 and received on 20 October 2022, the Chief Judge of
the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), as Chairman of the Judicial Service Commission
of the FCT, forwarded to me the shortlist of Judges for appointment as President of the
Customary Court of Appeal of the FCT, requesting for comments on their suitability or

This is in line with the process for the replacement of the retired President
of the Court, the Honourable Justice Abaazi Musa Abubakar Saddeeq, FICMC.

Consequently, I invite members of the Bar to send in their comments on the suitability
or otherwise of the underlisted Judges, who are being considered for appointment as
President of the Customary Court of Appeal of the Federal Capital Territory.

1) Hon Justice Stanley Adekunle Lawal
2) Hon. Justice Ngozika Uwazuruonye Okaisabor (Nee Aguta)
3) Hon. Justice Istifanus Gandu

Please find attached the briefs on the underlisted judges for your kind consideration.

Comments/Objections/Petitions should be forwarded to the President through or +234 803 345 2825. All communications must be
sent in on or before Monday, 31 October 2022.

Yakubu Chonoko Maikyau, OON, SAN

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