The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammad has tested positive for COVID-19.
He is presently receiving treatment in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.
This was disclosed on Tuesday, by a member of the Supreme Court, Justice Ibrahim Saulawa, at the unveiling of the national headquarters of the Muslim Lawyers’ Association of Nigeria in Abuja.
Justice Muhammad was also absent at the swearing-in of 72 new Senior Advocates of Nigeria on Monday.
Part of his duties, which include administration of oaths to the new SANs, was carried out by the next most senior Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour.