The Senate has begun the screening and confirmation process for Justice Tanko Muhammad as the substantive Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) at a closed-door session.
Senate Leader, Abdullahi Yahaya, who moved a motion for the screening, was seconded by Minority Leader, Enyinnaya Abaribe.
Senate President Ahmad Lawan had on Tuesday said that the whole of the Senate would screen Mr Muhammad.
The acting CJN arrived the premises of the National Assembly on Wednesday at exactly 10:10 am before the screening began at 11:13 am.
He arrived in the company of senior judicial officers in the country, including the president of the National Industrial Court, Justice Babatunde Adejumo.President Muhammadu Buhari had sent a letter requesting the screening and confirmation of the acting CJN on July 11.