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Historic Moment as Kano State Welcomes First Female Chief Judge, Justice Dije Audu Aboki

ByWeb Manager

Aug 8, 2023

In a significant stride towards gender diversity and legal excellence, Governor Abba Yusuf of Kano State administered the oath of office to Justice Dije Audu Aboki on Monday, marking her historic inauguration as the first female Chief Judge of the state. The solemn ceremony took place at Africa House within the Kano State Government House.

Governor Yusuf, in his address, emphasized the pivotal role of the judiciary in supporting his administration’s efforts to eliminate unauthorized structures and reclaim public assets obtained unlawfully during the previous governance. Calling for unity among the three branches of government, the Governor asserted that their relationship should be cooperative and collaborative, working harmoniously rather than competitively.

He expressed his dedication to fostering strong intergovernmental ties and underscored the significance of addressing violent crimes promptly, affirming that swift and just handling of cases would deter potential wrongdoers from engaging in criminal activities.

Commending Justice Aboki’s remarkable dedication to the legal field, Governor Yusuf lauded her elevation to the esteemed position of Chief Judge. He acknowledged her seasoned experience, exceptional talent, and unwavering patriotism as key attributes that have merited her this prestigious role.

In her response, Chief Judge Justice Aboki expressed gratitude for the opportunity to serve and committed to upholding the highest standards of integrity, honesty, and justice throughout her tenure. She voiced her determination to restore the judiciary’s prestige and emphasized her commitment to collaborative efforts with the executive, legislative, and judicial branches, as well as professional bodies, to promote good governance, gender diversity, and the rule of law in Kano State.

The swearing-in of Justice Dije Audu Aboki not only represents a significant milestone for gender inclusivity in leadership but also underscores the ongoing commitment to uphold justice and strengthen the judicial system in Kano State.

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