Senate President Bukola Saraki has congratulated Walter Onnoghen, for his confirmation as the new Chief Justice of Nigeria on Wednesday.
Saraki took to his Facebook page, to hail Onnoghen’s confirmation as “a major milestone” in the country’s democratic process.
He wrote: “Today, we screened and cleared Justice Walter Onnoghen, for confirmation as the Chief Justice of Nigeria.
“The screening represents a major milestone in the progress of our democratic process.
“I am pleased to note that all arms of government have played their parts exactly as envisaged in our Constitution.
“On behalf of my distinguished colleagues, I congratulate Justice Walter Onnoghen for his well-deserved elevation to the highest judicial office in the land.
“This achievement should underscore the inspiring reality that a Nigerian can grow to any position he merits,” he said.
Saraki pledged that the Senate “will collaborate with the two other arms to support critical reforms and other initiatives that will improve the integrity and the impact of the judiciary.
“On behalf of my colleagues, I wish Justice Walter Onnoghen a most fruitful tenure as Chief Justice of Nigeria”.
Onnoghen was appointed in acting capacity by President Muhammadu Buhari on November 10, 2016, following the retirement of Justice Mahmud Mohammed.