By Francis Sardauna in Katsina
Following the confirmation of Justice Musa Danladi Abubakar by the National Judicial Council (NJC) as the Chief Judge of Katsina State, Governor Aminu Bello Masari has sworn him in as the substantive Chief Judge of the state.
Justice Abubakar was sworn in following the retirement of Justice Abdullahi Yusuf as Chief Judge of the state, and until his appointment, he was a judge of the Katsina State High Court.
The chief judge, who was sworn in alongside Al-hafiz Mika’il Abubakar as the state Grand Khadi, was called to bar in 1982 and began his legal career with the Kaduna State Ministry of Justice as pupil state counsel.
At the swearing-in ceremony at the Government House, Governor Aminu Bello Masari said the state would continue to pray for the chief judge and the grand khadi to enable them to discharge their responsibilities in accordance with the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
He said: “Your job is the most difficult one, difficult in the sense that you are the last hope for the people of Katsina State. People who know will come before you soliciting for assistance, so in that circumstances one should pray to Allah to guide you in dealing with such cases.”
The governor described Justice Abubakar as an erudite jurist whose experience and practice of the legal profession has been a reproach, stressing that he has over the years established an enviable reputation as a man of conscience who is fair, just and firm in the discharge of his responsibilities.
He urged the appointees to work towards strengthening the course of justice and ensuring quick dispensation of justice in the state.