The appointment of Hon has been accepted by President Muhammadu Buhari. Justice M.B. Dongban Mensem, as the Court of Appeal’s Acting President. Presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu, said in a statement on Thursday that the appointment was for an initial three-month period, with effect from March 6, 2020, when the incumbent President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa, will retire from service statutorily.
Shehu said who is the next highest judge of the Court of Appeal, will act pending when President Buhari may make a substantive appointment to the position of the President of the Court of Appeal subject to Senate confirmation. He said that the President approved Justice Mensem’s nomination, following the Nigerian Chief Justice’s recommendation in accordance with the provisions of Section 238(4) & (5) of the 1999 Constitution as amended.