Owing to the retirement of Ishaq Bello, chief judge (CJ) of the federal capital territory (FCT), President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed Salisu Garba as the acting CJ.

A valedictory session was held in honour of Bello on Tuesday.

In a statement on Tuesday, Soji Oye, director of information, National Judicial Council (NJC), said Garba will be sworn in by Ibrahim Muhammad, chief justice of Nigeria (CJN), on Wednesday.

“Following the retirement of Hon. Justice Ishaq Bello today, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, has approved the appointment of Hon justice Salisu Garba as acting chief judge of the federal capital territory,” he said.

“He will be sworn-in tomorrow (Wednesday) by The chief justice of Nigeria, Hon. Dr justice I.T. Muhammad,CFR, by 2.00 pm.”

Garba hails from Malumfashi local government area of Katsina state.

He was called to the bar in 1984, and he completed his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in 1985.