Adamawa’s First Female Chief Judge Is Sworn In By Gov. Fintiri
Gov. Fintiri praised Justice Hafsat Abdurrahman for being the first female to hold the prestigious post in the state.
By Omotayo Olutekunbi
The first female acting chief justice in the history of Adamawa State has been sworn in, marking a significant victory for the cause of gender equality.
On Monday, September 5, 2022, at the Banquet Hall of Government House, Yola, he officially installed Justice Hafsat Abdurrahman to succeed Justice Nathan Musa, who announced his retirement from the chair during a ceremonial farewell court session on Friday, September 2.
On Tuesday, September 6, when Nathan Musa will have accrued the required number of years of service, the new Acting Chief Judge will take over as Chief Judge in effect.
Speaking at the occasion, Fintiri praised Justice Hafsat Abdurrahman for being the first female to hold the prestigious post in the state.
Fintiri advised her to carry out her responsibilities with honesty and determination by comparing the Chief Judge to an example of grit and tenacity.
Fintiri urged the judiciary to remain impartial in handling electoral disputes in order to gain the confidence of the populace in the run-up to the 2023 general elections.
In addition to thanking Governor Fintiri for the chance to serve, the new Acting Chief Judge stated that she saw it as a public trust to provide selfless service.
Justice Nathan Musa, the outgoing chief judge, gave the oath of office and loyalty to the incoming acting chief judge.
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