Justice Monica Dongban-Mensem was Friday sworn in as the 7th substantive President of the Court of Appeal by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Mohammed.
Speaking during the swearing-in ceremony which took place at the Supreme Court Complex in Abuja, Mohammed charged Dongban-Mensem to uphold the credibility and integrity of the Appellate Court.
CJN tasked the new president to live up to expectations and ensure a very cordial cordial relationship with her colleagues on the bench of the Court of Appeal. Noting that the Appellate Court has the largest number of Justices in the Nigeria, Mohammed urged Dongban-Mensem to always uphold her good character, behaviour and hardwork.
“From my personal experience, workload in the Court of Appeal, especially in the divisions is the highest. It is a home of work. It is a home of cooperation. But with your experience, hard work and zeal, you will not find your new status difficult. “If you sustain your good character and conduct, your tenure will definitely be an excellent one.
“Try to be yourself and do not allow others derail you. Remain what we know you for,” Mohammed said.