Justice Abdullahi Yusuf was confirmed as the state’s new Chief Judge.
The Katsina State House of Assembly on Friday confirmed the appointment of Justice Abdullahi Yusuf as the state’s new Chief Judge.
The confirmation was sequel to a motion moved by the Majority Leader, Lawal Aliyu, which was seconded by Rabiu Idris, representing Funtua constituency.
Mr. Aliyu, representing Musawa constituency, said that the nominee’s acting appointment would lapse on August 24, and needed to be confirmed by the assembly in line with Section 271, sub-sections 1 and 5 of 1999 Constitution as amended.
He said that even though the House was on recess, it had to call for the emergency session to confirm the appointment in the interest of justice and the state.
According to him, the nominee had served the profession in many capacities and believed that he would live up to expectation. He therefore urged his colleagues to support the nomination.
On his part, Mr. Idris asked the nominee to brief the House on how he would tackle the problem of prison congestion in the state.
Responding, the nominee said: “I will join hands with the police and Ministry of Justice to ensure justice is done to all without fear or favour.’’
Mr. Yusuf also said that he would direct judges to be paying regular visits to prisons, to ensure quick dispensation of justice and de-congest the prisons.
The House thereafter unanimously confirmed the nominee as the substantive Chief Judge of the state.
The Speaker, Ya’u Gwajo-gwajo, directed the Clerk of the House to communicate the resolution to the executive arm for implementation.
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