BREAKING: Onnoghen becomes CJN, gets GCON
Olalekan Adetayo , Abuja
The Acting President , Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday inaugurated Justice Walter Onnoghen as the 17 th Chief Justice of Nigeria .
The inauguration was witnessed by the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki; former CJNs members of the Federal Executive Council ; Justices of the Supreme Court and his family members among others.
Shortly after taking his oath of office , Osinbajo decorated Onnoghen with the second highest national honours of the Grand Commander of Order of the Niger .
The Acting President said he spoke with President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday and the President sent his good wishes to the CJN
He said Onnoghen was assuming the position at a crucial time in the nation’ s history .
In his remarks , Onnoghen promised to lead the judiciary and ensure the independence of the arm of government .
He urged all to adhere strictly to the rule of law .
He solicited the continued cooperation from all the Justices of the Supreme Court .
Source: The Punch