The Senate has begun the screening of the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Olukayode Ariwoola.
This followed two motions to that effect moved by the Senate Leader, Senator Ibrahim Gobir, on the floor of the Senate at 11:35am.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan called for the screening exercise to be moved forward from where it was listed on the order paper.
Gobir moved that the Senate resolve into the Committee of the Whole to conduct the screening as well as suspend its relevant rules to admit the acting CJN Ariwoola and his entourage into the chambers.
The motions were approved by the Senate when they were put to voice vote by Lawan.
Thereafter, the acting CJN Ariwoola and all Justices of the Supreme Court, President of the Court of Appeal, President of the Federal High Court, President of the National Industrial Court (NIC) and Secretary of the National Judicial Council (NJC) walked into the chambers and took their seats.
The delegation was led by the Special Adviser to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Senator Babajide Omoworare.