The 9th Senate led by Senate President, Ahmad Lawan will screen the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola on Wednesday.
Lawan disclosed this while addressing Senators during plenary following their resumption from their annual summer recess.
Recall that President Muhammadu Buhari on the 25th of June, 2022 swore in Ariwoola as acting CJN following the resignation of former CJN, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad.
According to the Senate President, lawmakers on Wednesday will also work on the Medium Term Expenditure Framework/Fiscal Strategy Paper (MTEF/FSP) 2023 – 2025, Budget 2023, and work to support the defence and security forces of the country.
Lawan said: “In the next three months our focus will largely be on the confirmation of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, work on Medium Term Expenditure Framework/Fiscal Strategic Paper (MTEF/FSP) 2023 – 2025, Budget 2023, working to support our defence and security forces, amongst others.
“The Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria will be screened tomorrow, Wednesday 21st September 2022.”
He further stated that the Senate is expecting President Buhari to present the Budget estimates in the first week of October.
Lawan ended his statement by noting that the ninth Senate has established the practice of processing the annual Appropriation Bill each year between October and December.