Kano State Gets First Female Chief Judge

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Thursday marked a significant moment in the history of Kano State as the House of Assembly officially endorsed the selection of Dije Aboki as the state’s first female Chief Judge.

Governor Abba Yusuf’s letter, announcing Aboki’s appointment, was presented to the Assembly on that momentous day. The Speaker of the House, Ismail Falgore, read the appointment letter during the plenary session.

Aboki’s journey towards becoming the Chief Judge began in March when she was appointed as the Acting Chief Judge by the former governor of the state, Abdullahi Ganduje.

The Speaker of the House applauded Aboki’s appointment and encouraged her to continue her devoted service to the judiciary. He expressed his congratulations, saying, “We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Dije Aboki on this historic appointment. We firmly believe that her extensive experience and professionalism will contribute to the advancement and prosperity of our state’s legal system.”

“We urge her to maintain her dedication to her responsibilities and collaborate closely with the government to accelerate the progress of Kano State,” he added.

The confirmation of Aboki’s appointment followed a thorough screening process conducted by Speaker Falgore. Additionally, three commissioner nominees — namely Ibrahim Fagge, Ibrahim Namadi, and Amina Abdullahi-Sani — received approval during the exercise.

The Speaker stressed the significance of these nominees complementing the government’s efforts in advancing the developmental goals of Kano State.

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