Senate passes Bill to increase FCT judges to 75

The Senate yesterday increased the number of judges in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court from 37 to 75.

This followed the third reading and passage of a Bill, which sought to increase the number of judges in the FCT.

The Bill said the maximum number of judges in the FCT High Court should be 75 with the Chief Judge of the FCT High Court as the head.

It also said the principle of Federal Character of Nigeria shall apply in the appointment of judges of the FCT High Court.

Before the Bill was passed, Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary and Legal Matters, Senator David Umaru, presented the report of his committee on the bill.

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