Niger state has produced its second female chief judge in Justice Maria Sanda Zukogi whose appointment by Governor Abubakar Sani Bello has been ratified by the state house of assembly.
The ratification of the appointment of Justice Maria Zukogi followed the retirement of former Justice Fati Lami Abubakar wife of former Nigerian military Head of state General Abdulsalami Alhaji Abubakar.
The screening of Justice Maria Zukogi during plenary did not last more than 20 minutes because majority of the lawmakers were convinced that she is eminently qualified for this exalted position.
She was therefore asked ‘ to take a bow and go’ while the speaker alhaji Ahmed Marafa directed the clerk to communicate the decision to the executive for her swearing in.
Speaking through the Chief Registrar of Niger state High Courts Muhammad Gwanjas the Chief Judge promised to enhance the administration of justice in the state.
She expressed appreciation to the state governor for approving funds for the renovation of dilapidated courts in the state during the tenure of her predecessor.