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Jigawa: Chief Judge urges newly appointed magistrates to uphold integrity

The Jigawa State Chief Judge and Chairman of the Judicial Service Commission, Hon. Justice Umar M. Sadiq, has admonished nine recently appointed magistrates to reject any form of corruption and uphold the judiciary’s integrity.

In a statement issued by the Director of Protocol & Publicity of the State Judiciary, Abbas Rufa’i Wangara, the Chief Judge emphasized that the selection process for the magistrates involved rigorous written examinations and oral interviews conducted by a special committee. This was established by the commission to ensure the appointment of dedicated and committed judicial officers in the state.

He urged the newly appointed magistrates to steer clear of corruption and bribery, stressing the importance of maintaining integrity and working towards restoring the judiciary’s reputation, especially at the grassroots level, where they will serve as the final recourse for the common people. Additionally, he encouraged them to be fully prepared to tackle any challenges they may encounter in the course of their official duties.

The Chief Judge also urged the newly appointed magistrates to demonstrate honesty, hard work, and the integrity entrusted to them.

The appointees include Yusuf Rabi’u Abubakar, Nasiru Bala Ibrahim, Rabi’u Aminu Sabo, Abubakar Haladu, Fa’iza Kamilu Abubakar, Auwal Husain Adam, Babani Musa, Hassan Ya’u, and Isma’il Muhammad.

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