Governor Abba Yusuf of Kano State presided over a historic swearing-in ceremony at Africa House, Government House, Kano, on Monday. Justice Dije Audu Aboki took the oath of office, becoming the state’s first female Chief Judge.

In his address, Governor Yusuf urged the judiciary to actively back his administration’s efforts to dismantle illegal structures and recover public assets obtained through unlawful means by the previous government. Stressing the importance of harmonious relations, he called for collaboration between the three branches of government – the judiciary, legislature, and executive – emphasizing their complementary roles rather than competition.

Governor Yusuf emphasized his commitment to nurturing a harmonious relationship among the branches of government, fostering a cooperative and efficient governance system.

Praising Justice Aboki’s dedication to the legal profession, the Governor commended her ascent to the Chief Judge position, attributing it to her experience, talent, and patriotism.

Addressing a pressing concern, Governor Yusuf underscored the urgency of addressing violent crimes swiftly. He posited that timely resolutions and appropriate punishments for offenders would serve as a deterrent, discouraging potential wrongdoers.

Expressing gratitude for the opportunity to serve, Chief Judge Justice Aboki pledged to uphold integrity, honesty, and justice in her new role. She vowed to revive the judiciary’s reputation and work towards the resurgence of its former glory in Kano State. She emphasized the need for cohesive efforts, calling on the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government, as well as professional bodies, to collaborate for effective governance, gender diversity, and the reinforcement of the rule of law in the state.

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