The newly appointed Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Justice Salisu Garba, has voluntarily retired from office and appointed the Administrator of the National Judicial Institute (NJI).
This is contained in a statement issued by the Media aide to the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Ahuraka Isah, on Monday.
He said that the National Judicial Institute Board of Governors, under the chairmanship of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Muhammad, approved the appointment of Garba.
“Justice Garba, who was until his new appointment, the Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, voluntarily retired to enable him to resume at the Institute,” he said.
Justice Garba takes over from Justice Rosaline Bozimo, whose tenure as the Administrator of the Institute ended July 31.
Garba was until his new appointment, the Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory High Court but voluntarily retired to enable him to resume at the Institute.
He was sworn in as the FCT Chief Judge on June 7 and would have been due for retirement on Oct. 10 when he would have attained the mandatory retirement age of 65.
Garba who was born on Oct. 10, 1956, hails from Malumfashi Local Government Area of Katsina State.
He was called to bar in 1984 just as he completed his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in 1985, went into legal practice for three years after NYSC.
He was appointed Magistrate in the FCT in 1989, served as the Chief Registrar of the FCT High Court until he was appointed a judge of the FCT High Court in 1998.
The appointment which takes effect from Aug. 1, is for three years, from the date of appointment.