The Senate on Thursday confirmed Monica Dongban-Mensem as the President of the Court of Appeal.
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“The committee interviewed her and received explanation about her career. That the appointment of the nominee satisfy the requirements of the constitution as amended,” Opeyemi Bamidele, Chairman of the Committee on Judiciary and Legal Matters, said.
“Having screened the nominee and satisfied with her competence, the committee do recommend the confirmation of Monica Dongban-Mensem as the president of the court of appeal.”
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A letter by President Muhammadu Buhari asking the Sto confirm her as the substantive appeal court president was read by the senate president on Tuesday.
Dongban-Mensem has been acting as head of the appellate court since the retirement of Zainab Bulkachuwa in March, 2020.
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Although the National Judicial Council (NJC) had recommended her appointment as the substantive head of the court, Buhari did not send her name to the senate for confirmation. The president had rather extended her tenure as acting president of the court till September.
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