Buhari thanks Onnoghen for his service as he bows out

President Buhari has thanked Walter Onnoghen, for his service to Nigeria after receiving his formal resignation letter.

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, disclosed this in a statement issued on Sunday night.

“President Buhari has accepted the voluntary retirement from service of Hon. Justice Walter Onnoghen as Chief Justice of Nigeria, effective from May 28, 2019,” the statement read.

“The president thanked Justice Onnoghen for his service to the Federal Republic of Nigeria and wished him the best of retirement life.”

In April, TheCable had exclusively reported how Onnoghen tendered his resignation a day after the National Judicial Council (NJC) recommended that he be compulsorily retired for misconduct.

His associates had told TheCable that Onnoghen chose the option of resignation as a damage control.

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