Gombe – Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe state has sworn-in Justice Halima Sadiya Mohammed as the substantive Chief Judge of Gombe State.
This was revealed in a statement by his Special Assistant (Press Affairs), Ismaila Uba Misilli.
Until her appointment, Justice Halima was the Acting Chief Judge of the state.
He stated that her appointment followed the recommendation by the National Judicial Council, NJC as required by the Constitution.
In an remarks, Governor Inuwa Yahaya restated his commitment to the independence of the Judiciary and the Legislature to carry out their constitutional responsibilities.
He explained that since inception of his administration, the three arms of Government have been partnering in the development of the State, adding that “such unity and harmonious relationship must be maintained going forward, as such unity is the major source of strength”.
“Similarly, we will continue supporting the independence of Judiciary in Gombe State for enhancement of service delivery and speedy administration of justice”.
“As I always stated, the peace and stability of our dear State is greater than the political ambition of any individual or group. Government is committed to deploying all available tools to guard our cherished peace and stability”.
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Inuwa however, congratulated Justice Halima Sadiyya Mohammed for distinguishing herself in service to the state and country.
“As you all know, she occupied the exalted office in acting capacity since October last year following the retirement of the former Chief Judge, Hon. Justice Joseph Ahmed Awak.
“Sequel to the recommendation of the National Judicial Council on the 23rd of January 2023, as required by the Constitution, I approved the appointment of Justice Halima Sadiyya Mohammed as the substantive Head of the State High Court of Justice and ratified by the Honorable members of the Gombe State house of assembly”.
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Responding, the Secretary to the State Government, Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi commended the Governor for his friendly approach and harmonious working relationship with the Judicial Arm of Government in the state.
He said, this has since bolstered the welfare of Judicial staff and the quick and impartial administration of justice in Gombe State.