The Nigerian Senate on Thursday confirmed Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem as the President of the Court of Appeal.
The Senate President, Senator Ahmed Pawan promised the Senate will offer legislative support for Judicial reforms.
” Let me join all our colleagues who contributed or commented on the report of the committee and of course, the extolling of the nominee”.
” The Judiciary needs a lot of reforms. The national assembly and senate in particular is available at all times to provide the legislative support and interventions that will be necessary for the reforms” he added.
He urged that the judiciary is responsible for protecting the country’s weakest, ” that is the essence, without prejudice to those very powerful”.
He mentioned that with the 2 weeks senatorial adjournment coming on Thursday to celebrate one year anniversary of the 9th assembly, it was necessary to confirm Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem before the break.
Senator Ekweramadu congratulated the Justice, adding that women are progressing in Nigerian leadership, relating to the fact a woman has replaced a woman as president of the Institution.
He urged Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem to work with the necessary bodies in reforms especially in election processes.