By Henry Umoru
ABUJA – PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Senate, requesting for the screening and subsequent confirmation of Hon. Justice Monica B. Dongban Mensem as the President of Court of Appeal.
President Buhari’s letter was read yesterday during plenary by the President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, asking for the approval of Mensem who is presently in acting capacity.
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.”