The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, is expected to inaugurate a new set of Senior Advocates of Nigeria on Monday, November 28, at the main Courtroom of the Supreme Court.
This is against the earlier announced date of November 21, 2022.
A statement by the Director of Information and Press, Supreme Court, Dr Festus Akande, issued on Monday in Abuja, said that the earlier date had to be shifted to the new date in order to accommodate other programmes slated for the court’s new legal year.
The swearing-in ceremony is one of the several programmes lined up to formally usher-in the 2022/2023 legal year of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
During the legal year, the CJN will deliver a state-of-the Judiciary address to highlight the performance of the Apex Court and the Nigerian Judiciary in the outgoing 2021/2022 legal year.
The statement recalled that out of the 174 applicants for the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria in 2022, 62 were successful at the end of the selection exercise.
The statement indicated that out of the number, 53 are advocates, while 9 are academics.
The Supreme Court commenced its annual vacation after a 2021/2022 legal year on July 23, 2022.
Though the court had started sitting since September 12, 2022, the new legal year ceremony is to be formally held in line with the Supreme Court’s tradition.