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Bagudu tasks new judges on speedy dispensation of justice



Gov. Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi has urged the newly sworn in judges to demonstrate total dedication and commitment to the speedy dispensation of justice.

Bagudu made the call at the swear-in ceremony of three High Court Judges and one Khadi in Birnin Kebbi on Thursday.

It was reported that the three new High Court Judges are Justices Hassan Shehu-Kuwa, Maryam Abubakar-Kaoje and Shamsudeen Jafar while Malam Nasir Umar-Zagga is the Khadi of the Court of Appeal.

Bagudu urged the appointees to consider their appointments as a call to serve humanity.

He said the appointments were based on merit.

“Your appointments is coming at a very critical time of Nigeria’s history. Some unforeseen circumstances like the COVID-19 pandemic, prevailing security challenges, as well as justice reforms has placed more formidable responsibilities on the judiciary,” he said.

Bagudu, who is also the Chairman, All Progressives Congress (APC) Governors’ Forum extolled the sterling achievements of the judiciary in the state.

He further acknowledged the extant cordial relationship between the three tiers of government and the various security achievements.

Our correspondent reports that the Chief Judge of the State, Justice Suleiman Muhammad-Ambursa administered the oath of office to the three newly appointed Judges and the Khadi.

It was also reported that the event was attended by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Babale Umar-Yauri, Acting Head of Service Alhaji Safiyanu Garba-Bena, Commissioners, Special Advisers, officials from the Ministry of Justice as well as family members and friends of the appointees.

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Muhammad Lawal

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