The appointment of Dr. Tijjani Yusuf Yakasai as the Grand Khadi of Kano State by the state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has been described as well deserving
By Ahmad Tijjani Sani
Kano Grand Khadi’s appointment hailed
The Acting Chief Registrar of the state High Court, Deputy Chief Registrar, Malam Abubakar Haruna Khalil, made the assertion while speaking to journalists in Kano recently.
He said the appointment of the Grand Khadi came not as a surprise in view of his experience, adding that Dr. Yakasai had mapped out strategies aimed at uplifting the standard of the Sharia sector in the state, describing Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) initiative introduced by the Grand Khadi as quite laudable.
He said the ADR is a new unit created by the Grand Khadi to ensure proper dispensation of justice among the citizens of the state.
The Acting Chief Registrar noted that through the effort of the new Grand Khadi, the sector has been computerized with relevant data posted on the internet for accessibility.
He further said the ADR unit plays great role in decongesting prisons in the state, adding that it performs its functions in accordance with global best practices.
Malam Khalil said the Grand Khadi had also reviewed the mode of payment of deceased’s benefit, saying that the process now involves direct remittance of such benefits to the bank account of the heir, explaining that where such a heir has no bank account, he or she would be asked to open one before remittance could be made to him or her for transparency and accountability on the part of the sector.
According to him, already a directorate charged with the responsibility of training of Sharia judges and other staff was created under the new dispensation towards dispensing of justice, adding that so far about 26 of them were since trained.
He said the Sharia sector in the state has a total of seven sections courtesy the Grand Khadi thus making their job very easy and unique.
Malam Khalil then said all the feats recorded by the Sharia sector of the judiciary were made possible following the profound support of the state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje.