The Senate on Wednesday confirmed the nomination of Justice Kudirat M.O. Kekere-Ekun, as a Justice of the Supreme Court.
This followed the consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Legal Matters on the screening of the Justice Kekere-Ekun.
Before she was unanimously confirmed, Senator Olufemi Lanlehin (Oyo South) described Kekere-Ekun as hard working and articulate, saying her erudite
judgments have always been a source of joy to Nigerians.
The lawmaker noted that as a lawyer, he had appeared before Justice Kekere-Ekun who started as a private legal practitioner.
Lanlehin noted that in the course of appearing before the screening committee, Justice Kekere-Ekun was asked how the judiciary could be
improved through the use of ICT, which she answered effectively being herself an ICT compliant.
The Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) lawmaker said that there was no doubt that the appointment of Kekere-Ekun as a Justice of the Supreme Court
would be a huge plus to the apex court and the country.
Senator Ita Enang, (Akwa Ibom North East) in his contribution noted that Justice Kekere-Ekun attained her position on individual merit.
Enang said that the National Judicial Council should strive to increase the number of Justices of the Supreme Court to ensure equity to all
sections of the country.
He insisted that no part of the country should be made to feel that it is not represented.
Senator Heineken Lokpobiri also raised the issue of equity in appointment of Justices of the Supreme Court.
Lokpobiri said that in the past some zones of the country always dominated appointment in the Supreme Court.
The Bayelsa born lawmaker said that people of integrity who would not mind convicting their own children should always be appointed Justices of the
Supreme Court while merit should always be the yard stick for appointment.
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