CJN Tanko Muhammad Tests Positive For COVID-19
The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Tanko Muhammad has tested positive for COVID-19.
A Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Ibrahim Saulawa disclosed this at the unveiling of the national headquarters of the Muslim Lawyers’Association of Nigeria (MULAN) on Tuesday in Abuja.
He said the CJN is presently in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, receiving treatment.
The Chief Justice was conspicuously absent at the opening of the 2020/2021 Legal Year and swearing-in of 72 new Senior Advocates of Nigeria on Monday.
In his absence, Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour administered oaths to the new SANs as the next most senior Justice of the apex court.
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected few top government officials in Nigeria including Abba Kyari the Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, who died after he tested positive for COVID-19 at the age of 67.
Also recently, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Boss Mustapha, and his wife have gone into isolation after some members of their household tested positive for COVID-19.
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu also tested positive for COVID-19, on Saturday, December 12.