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New Chief Judge appointed for Kebbi State

The Kebbi State Acting Chief Judge has been sworn in as Justice Umar Abubakar.

This is in response to Chief Judge Justice Suleiman Mohammad Ambursa’s retirement.

At the Council Chamber of the Government House in Birnin Kebbi on Saturday, Justice Abubakar took the pledge of loyalty and the judicial oath while being supervised by Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu and aided by the retiring Chief Judge, Justice Suleiman Muhammad Ambursa.

Governor Bagudu offered his congratulations to Justice Abubakar on his selection to the prestigious position of the State’s Chief Justice.

He sent his best wishes to Justice Ambursa, the recently retired Chief Judge, whose retirement will officially take effect today, Sunday, December 25, 2022.

Senator Bagudu tasked the new Chief Judge with upholding Kebbi State’s reputation as a center of superior jurisprudence.

He told the crowd that attorneys had told him that serving in Kebbi State during their tour had greatly aided their success in other legal matters.

Bagudu praised the Kebbi State judiciary for its efforts, emphasizing that access to justice remained crucial and absolutely necessary for plaintiffs to receive justice.

The Governor was happy that peace had been restored to Kebbi State, with the courts playing a crucial role.

 

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