Niger promotes 7 sharia Registrars to Judges.
BY Yahaya Zakka Minna.
Seven Shari’a Court Registrars who were recently appointed as judges have been sworn in by the Chairman, Niger State judicial Service Commission and Chief Judge of the state, Justice Aisha Lami Bawa Bwari.
During the swearing-in ceremony of the judges which took place at the state Secretariat of the Judicial Service Commission, Minna, Justice Aisha Bwari warned the promoted judges not to do anything that will derailed the administration of justice in their respective places of assignments bearing in mind the oath of office administered on them.
The Chief Judge further cautioned them on the need to work with the rule of law guiding shari’a, pointing out that any one found deviating from the norms as enshrined in the administration of justice, in line with shari’a court would face the consequences.
Aisha lami Bwari then congratulated the newly appointed judges and also implored them not to allow anybody to influence them in the course of carrying out their legitimate duties of ensuring fairness and justice for all as well as not to compromise with litigants and lawyers, but rather they should focus on peace and reconciliation among the concerned parties in the communities which they are serving instead of dragging themselves to court.
According to her, no one will interfere in any matter that was before the court in order not to breach the law, especially as the court will always remain the last hope of the common man.
Those sworn-in were Zakari Ibrahim, Danjuma Abubakar, Mohammed Bawa and Abdullahi shehu.
Others include Suleiman Mohammed Yusuf and Musa Bala.
Earlier In his welcome address, the secretary, Niger State Judicial Service Commission, Alhaji Abdulrahman Ahmed Garafini, said that the elevation of the Registrars to the rank of Shari’a Court Judges was based on their wealth of experience in court administration over the years.
Abdulrahman Garafini diclosed further that they were elevated to fill the vacancy left as a result of death, resignation and retirement of staff from the service.