Tambuwal swears in four new judges
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 sworn-in 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.
“I want to assure you, and indeed the legislative arm of government, of our continued support and cooperation. This is essential if we hope to ensure rapid development of democracy in the country,” the Governor added.
While congratulating the new appointees, Tambuwal expressed confidence that they will approach their new responsibilities with dignity, integrity and commitment.
Present at the occasion are: the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Hon Salihu Maidaji, Chief Judge of the state, Justice Bello Abass and the Grand Khadi, Abdulkadir Saidu.