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Buhari moves to install Katsina-born Salisu Garba as FCT Chief Judge

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Tuesday, asked the Senate to confirm the appointment of Acting Chief Judge of the FCT High Court, Hon. Justice Salisu Garba Abdullahi, as substantive Chief Judge.

Buhari’s request which was contained in a letter read by President of Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said his request was made pursuant to Section 256 subsection 1 of the 1999 Constitution as amended.

The president’s letter read in part:

“Request for the confirmation of the appointment of Hon. Justice Salisu Garba Abdullahi as the Chief Judge for the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory Abuja.

“Pursuant to Section 256(1) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).

“I hereby request for the Senate’s confirmation of the appointment of Hon. Justice Salisu Garba Abdullahi, the acting Chief Judge of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory Abuja, as substantive Chief Judge of the Court.

“I trust that the Senate will favorably confirm Hon. Justice Salisu Abdullahi as substantive Chief Judge of the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, in the usual expeditious manner.”

Garba hails from Malumfashi local government area of Katsina State, and was called to bar in 1984.

He was appointed a judge of the FCT high court in 1998.

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