President Muhammadu Buhari has conferred the Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON) on the immediate past Chief Justices of Nigeria, CJN, Ibrahim Tanko.
KEMI FILANI NEWS had earlier reported that Justice Tanko resigned as the CJN on Sunday, citing ill-health.
President Buhari on Monday bestowed upon Justice Tanko the second-highest national honour on any Nigerian national.
The conferment took place at the swearing-in of Justice Olukayode Ariwoola as Acting Chief Judge of Nigeria at the State House.
The President said the award was conferred on the jurist for his excellent work while serving as the CJN.
According to Buhari, under Justice Muhammad’s watch, the judiciary judiciously exercised its powers in line with the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.