Tam­buwal swears in four new judges

The Guardian (Nigeria) - - LAW STORIES - By Ye­tunde Ay­obami Ojo

For about a decade now, there was no ap­point­ment of judges in Sokoto state. These are the words of Gover­nor Aminu Waziri Tam­buwal on Wed­nes­day when he swore-in four new judges.

Tam­buwal dis­closed this at the swear­ing in cer­e­mony held at the Gov­ern­ment House. The gover­nor said that the new judges will serve in the state High Court and the Sharia Court of Ap­peal.

Sworn in as High Court Judges were Kabiru Ibrahim Ah­mad and Isah Mo­hammed Bar­gaja while Kasimu Yusuf and Umar Li­man Si­fawa were swornin as Khadis of the state Sharia Court of Ap­peal. Ac­cord­ing to the gover­nor, "their ap­point­ment fol­lowed due process and all those ap­pointed were qual­i­fied le­gal rep­re­sen­ta­tives who mer­ited their po­si­tions on the Bench."

He added that ju­di­cial of­fi­cers in the state have shown great de­ter­mi­na­tion to en­sure ef­fec­tive ser­vice de­liv­ery.

Tam­buwal said since the in­cep­tion of present ad­min­is­tra­tion, he has not re­ceived any com­plaint against ju­di­cial of­fi­cers di­rectly or in­di­rectly from the Na­tional Ju­di­cial Coun­cil (NJC) or the state Ju­di­cial Ser­vice Com­mis­sion (JSC).

“For about a decade now, there was no ap­point­ment of judges in Sokoto state. So for us, to­day’s event is a mile­stone which will help in strength­en­ing the ju­di­ciary.

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