Niger appoints Abdulsalami Abubakar’s wife, Fati, as Acting Chief Judge

Ex-Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar

Abubakar’s appointment follows the retirement of her predecessor.

The Governor of Niger State, Babangida Aliyu, has approved the appointment of Fati Abubakar, the wife of former Nigerian Head of State, Abdulsalami Abubakar, as the Acting Chief Judge of the State.

Justice Abubakar’s appointment follows the exit of the state’s Chief Judge, Jibrin Ndajiwo, who has proceeded on retirement having attained the mandatory retirement age of 65.

Mr. Aliyu, in a statement signed by his Spokesperson, Danladi Ndayebo, said on Thursday that Mrs. Abubakar’s appointment was in conformity with Section 271 (4) of the 1999 Constitution.

The statement said given Mrs. Abubakar’s impressive credentials as the most senior High Court Judge, a former Solicitor General of the state and a judicial officer of impeccable character, Mr. Aliyu is confident that she will discharge the duties of her new office diligently without fear or favour.

Mr. Aliyu wished her God’s guidance, more wisdom and the courage to handle the duties of her new office successfully.

Mrs. Abubakar has since been sworn-in.

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