Adamawa Appoints First Female Chief Judge

The Adamawa State House of Assembly has given its approval for Justice Hapsat Abdulrahaman to serve as the state’s substantive Chief Judge.

Following discussion of a letter that Governor Ahmadu Fintiri forwarded to the parliament and had been read aloud by parliament Speaker Aminu Iya Abbas on Tuesday, the first female Chief Justice and two other nominees were confirmed.

The National Judicial Council’s recommendation to affirm the trio had been made by Governor Fintiri to the parliament.

Deputy Speaker Pwamwakeno Mackondo made a motion for the confirmation as asked after the letter was presented.

During the consideration, the members representing Numan, Verre, Guyuk and Demsa commended Governor Fintiri for forwarding the names of the top judicial officers for confirmation.

The other judicial heads confirmed were Ibrahim Wakili Sudi as Grand Khadi of the Sharia Court of Appeal and Audu James Balami as the President of the Customary Court of Appeal.

Before the confirmation, Hapsat Abdulrahaman was the acting Chief Judge of Adamawa State since September 2022.