First fe­male Ap­peal Court Pres­i­dent takes oath of of­fice

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Ade­lanwa Bamg­boye

The Chief Jus­tice of Nigeria (CJN) Jus­tice Aloma Mariam Mukhtar has urged the new Pres­i­dent of the Court of Ap­peal (PCA) Jus­tice Zainab Bulka­chuwa to shun all forms of po­lit­i­cal pres­sures.

Jus­tice Mukhtar gave the charge yes­ter­day in Abuja dur­ing the swear­ing-in cer­e­mony of Bulka­chuwa as the new and first fe­male Pres­i­dent of the Court of Ap­peal (PCA).

Jus­tice Bulka­chuwa is the sixth PCA since its in­cep­tion in 1976 and the first fe­male PCA.

The event was at­tended by for­mer CJN, Muham­mad Uwais, two serv­ing State gov­er­nors, in­clud­ing Gov. Isa Yuguda of Bauchi state and other Jus­tices of the Court of Ap­peal.

While ad­min­is­ter­ing the ju­di­cial Oath of of­fice on the new PCA, the CJN said the ap­point­ment was com­ing at a crit­i­cal time when the na­tion’s ju­di­ciary was un­der­go­ing re­forms. “For this rea­son I charge you to make all ef­forts to re­po­si­tion the Court and en­sure that con­fi­dence in the Court is re­stored”.

“You must strive with all dili­gence to en­sure that you carry out your du­ties with all hon­esty, in­tegrity and hon­our,” the CJN said.

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