Nigerian CJN, Tanko texts positive for COVID-19
By Raheem Salau
The second wave of COVID-19 may have taken a toll on the judiciary.
Sources told Irohinoodua correspondent today in Abuja that the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Tanko Muhammad may have tested positive for COVID-19.Nigeria has seen a geometrical rise in COVID-19 in recent times.
“The Chief of Justice of Nigeria has texted positive to COVID-19. He is responding to treatment. His recovery has been impressive. He certainly will return in full swing very soon’, a source told our correspondent in Abuja.
A member of the Supreme Court, Justice Ibrahim Saulawa speaking in Abuja confirmed during a public function that the CJN has texted positive to COVID-19.
He spoke at the National Headquarters of the Muslim Lawyers’ Association of Nigeria (MULAN) on Tuesday. The CJN was also absent at the swearing in of the 72 newly appointed Senior Advocates of Nigeria, (SAN). A justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour had to administer the ceremony due to the absence of the CJN.
A judicial official told our correspondent that it was uncertain where and how the CJN was infected adding that it may not be unconnected with his recent public functions.
‘We are all praying for him. We are confident he will recover soon’ the source told our correspondent.