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CJN Orders New Appeal Court Judge To Retake Oath After Mentioning Allah

Tanko Muhammad, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) on Monday, June 28, 2021, asked Olasunbo Goodluck, one of the 18 newly sworn-in justices of the Court of Appeal to retake her oath of office because she replaced “God” with “Allah” in the officially recognised concluding remark.

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Ms Goodluck who hails from Lagos, South-west Nigeria, broke the “So help me God” rule.

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As the judge walked away from the microphone, the CJN ordered Ms Goodluck to return to the podium and say, “So help me God.”

President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointment of the judges following their recommendation by the National Judicial Council (NJC).

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