President Muhammadu Buhari has accepted the voluntary retirement from service of Justice Walter Onnoghen as the Chief Justice of Nigeria.
The Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, confirmed this in a statement on Sunday, adding that the retirement took effect from May 28, 2019.
According to Mr Shehu, the President thanked Justice Onnoghen for his service to the Federal Republic of Nigeria and wished him the best of retirement life.
President Buhari also initiated the process for appointing five new juustices to the apex court. He gave the indication in a letter to the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon. Justice Tanko Muhammad.