The Jigawa State Judiciary has said that it has dismissed one of the Alkalis of the state Shari’a Court name withheld for committing offences that warranted for his removal from office.
This was disclosed by the state Chief Judge and Chairman, Judicial Service Commission (JSC), Hon. Justice Aminu Sabo Ringim in his address on the occasion of the 2018 Legal Year which was held at the High Court premises in Dutse, the state capital.
Even though the Chief Judge did not mention the reason for the dismissal, but it may not be unconnected to the certain unwarranted offences he has committed.
He said: “On a very sad note, we lost a total number of 12 members of staff who died in active service. May Almighty and merciful God grant their gentle souls eternal rest and give their families the fortitude to overcome the grief and pains of these loses.’’
He noted that in pursuit of its statutory responsibilities, the JSC has recorded some milestones during the year under review.
The milestones were in response to the passionate plea he made to the government in his last legal year’s address, for the dire need to allow the JSC to recruit some staff with a view to filing the vacuum by the demise and retirements of some staff.
Hon. Justice Ringim disclosed that Governor Badaru has approved for the recruitment and transfer of service of 244 applicants, stating that the recruitment and transfer of service were since concluded and the same staff were posted to their various duty posts.
He added that the former Chief Registrar of the Shari’a Court of Appeal, Dr, Bala Musa was appointed as the Hon. Khadi of the Court while Barrister Sabo Suleiman Kiyawa was appointed as the Chief Registrar of the Shari’a Court of Appeal following the elevation of the erstwhile Chief Registrar to the Bench of Sharia Court of Appeal, stressing that 248 members of staff were deservedly promoted.
‘’We are proud of what we have achieved so far, which were done in a very short time within the past legal year. We therefore look back with joy and thanks giving at some of the progress we have made,’’ Justice Ringim quipped.
From Ismaila Muhammad, Dutse