The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad on Wednesday swore in Justice Salisu Garba as the acting Chief Judge of the FCT High Court.

The CJN charged Justice Garba that his new oath is a covenant with the Almighty God, which requires that he redouble his efforts.

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“If, for instance, you were working 14 hours per day before, you have to double it to meet up with the demands of your new office. I have long known you as an astute and dexterous judicial officer, so I have no doubt that you will rise up to the occasion and give a sterling account of yourself at the end of your stewardship.

“The times that we are in, are quite perilous, so we must gird our loins to give our best in every task given to us with a view to moving our nation forward. We must not rest on oars if we are truly desirous of attaining new heights and conquering seemingly difficult situations.”

Justice Garba, who is the second most senior judge of the court, was appointed following the retirement of Justice Ishaq Bello as substantive Chief Judge of the court on Tuesday, January 5 after clocking the age of 65.

Justice Garba hails from Malumfashi Local Government Area of Katsina State. He was called to the Bar in 1984, and practiced Law between 1985 and 1989.

He joined the FCT High Court as a magistrate in 1989, and was later appointed the Chief Registrar of the court in 1997, before becoming a judge of the court in 1999.


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