By KATO P. LADAN, Kaduna
Gombe State Governor, Alhaji Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya has sworn-in Justice Muazu Abdulkadir Pindiga as the new Acting Chief Judge of the state.
The governor performed the swearing in at the Council Chamber, Government House on Wednesday.
Speaking shortly after the swearing-in ceremony, Governor Inuwa Yahaya congratulated the new Acting Chief Judge, who is the next most senior judge in the High Court, charging him to dispense Justice without discrimination,fear or favour.
He said the appointment of Justice Muazu Pindiga followed the expiration of the three months’ constitutional term for acting appointment of Justice Beatrice Iliya.
The Governor thanked the former Acting Chief Judge for her merirorious service to the state and wished her well in her future judicial services.
He described Justice Pindiga as a fine and forthright judicial officer, and challenged him to bring his wealth of experience to bear in the administration of Justice in the state.
Governor Inuwa Yahaya reiterated his administration’s desire to maintain a harmonious working relationship with other arms of Government for the progress and development of the state.
He said he is aware of major challenges facing the judiciary even as he assured to give it fair treatment in terms of adhering to the provisions of the constitution which stipulates that the independence of the judiciary should not be compromised.
The swearing- in ceremony was witnessed by the Deputy Governor, Speaker and members of the state House of Assembly, the Grand Khadi, the immediate past Acting Chief Judge, other Justices of the High Court and Khadis, Secretary to the State Government, Chief of Staff, Head of Civil Service, Commissioners and other top Government functionaries as well as Emir of Pindiga among others.