Buhari writes Senate, seeks confirmation of Dongban-Mensem as President, Court of Appeal

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday sought the confirmation of Monica Dongban-Mensem as the President of the Court of Appeal.

Buhari’s request was conveyed in a letter addressed to President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan and read at the plenary.

Recall that President Buhari on Monday nominated Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem as President of the Court of Appeal.

Justice Mensem is a serving Justice of the Court of Appeal and was recommended by the National Judicial Council.

The letter from the President reads: “Pursuant to Section 238(1) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended), I write to request for confirmation by the Senate, the appointment of Honourable Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem as the President of the Court of Appeal of Nigeria.

“It is my hope that the Senate will consider and confirm the nominee in the usual expeditious manner.”