CHAPTER VIII
FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY, ABUJA AND GENERAL SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS

PART IV
INTERPRETATION, CITATION AND COMMENCEMENT


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PART III

FEDERAL CAPITAL TERRITORY, ABUJA EXECUTIVE BODY
(ESTABLISHED UNDER SECTION 304)

Judicial Service Committee of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja

1. The Judicial Service Committee of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja shall comprise the following members -

(a) the Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja who shall be the Chairman.

(b) the Attorney-General of the Federation;

(c) the Grand Kadi of the Sharia Court of Appeal of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja;

(d) the President of the Customary Court of Appeal of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja;

(e) one person who is a legal practitioner and who has been qualified to practice as a legal practitioner in Nigeria for a period of not less than twelve years; and

(f) one other person, not being practitioner, who in the opinion of the President is of unquestionable integrity.

2. The Committee shall have power -

(a) to recommend to the National Judicial Council suitable persons for nomination for appointment to the office of -

(i) the Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja,

(ii) a Judge of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja,

(iii) the Grand Kadi of the Sharia Court of Appeal of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja

(iv) the President of the Customary Court of Appeal of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja,

(v) a Kadi of the Sharia Court of Appeal of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja,

(vi) a Judge of the Customary Court of Appeal of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

(b) subject to the provisions of this Constitution, to recommend to the National Judicial Council the removal from office of the Judicial officers specified in sub-paragraph (a) of this paragraph;

(c) to appoint, promote and exercise disciplinary control over the Chief Registrar and Deputy Chief Registrars of the High Court, the Sharia Court of Appeal and the Customary Court of Appeal of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, magistrates, the judges and members of the District and Area Courts of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, if any, and all other members of the staff of the judicial service of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja not otherwise specified in this Constitution and of the Judicial Service Committee of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.


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