Adamawa Assembly confirms appointment of first female Chief Judge of the state

The Adamawa State House of Assembly has confirmed Justice Hapsat Abdulrahaman as the state’s substantive Chief Judge.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the confirmation of the first female Chief Justice (CJ) and two others came after the assembly considered a letter forwarded to it by Governor Ahmadu Fintiri and read aloud by the assembly’s Speaker, Aminu Iya Abbas, during Tuesday’s sitting.

Governor Fintiri had requested that the National Judicial Council (NJC) recommend that the trio be confirmed.

Following the presentation of the letter, Deputy Speaker Pwamwakeno Mackondo moved for the requested confirmation.

During the debate, members from Numan, Verre, Guyuk, and Demsa thanked Governor Fintiri for submitting the names of the top judicial officers for confirmation.

Following that, the Speaker, who presided over the meeting, directed the clerk to communicate the assembly’s resolution to the governor for further action.

Ibrahim Wakili Sudi was confirmed as Grand Khadi of the Sharia Court of Appeal, and Audu James Balami was confirmed as President of the Customary Court of Appeal.

It is worthy to note that in September last year, Governor Ahmadu Fintiri swore in Hapsat Abdulrahaman as acting Chief Judge of Adamawa State, although a letter to the House of Assembly requesting that she be confirmed as the substantive Chief Judge was sent later.

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