A new Acting Chief Judge for Gombe State has been sworn in by Governor Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya following the retirement of Justice Mu’azu Abdulkadir Pindiga on 1st of January 2022.
The new Acting Chief Judge, Justice Joseph Ahmed Awak, took his oath Sunday afternoon before a mammoth crowd of family, friends and well-wishers.
Shortly after the swearing in, Governor Muhammad Inuwa Yahaya described the new Acting Chief Judge as a respectable Judge deserving of the appointment.
According to him, Awak’s dedication, experience, principles and forth-rightness made him a worthy occupant of the exalted seat, adding, “We are confident of your ability and qualities to take the Gombe State Judiciary to the next level”.
While urging him to dispense justice to all manner of people in the State without discrimination, fear or favour, he pledged that his administration will continue to support the Judiciary and Legislature in discharging their statutory responsibilities effectively for the overall benefit of the good people of Gombe State.
He reiterated the desire of his administration to have a harmonious working relationship with both the Judiciary and the Legislature stressing that the three arms of Government have to partner in the development the State and Nigeria’s Country’s growing democracy.
The Governor had earlier thanked the former Acting Chief Judge, Justice Mu’azu Abdulkadir Pindiga for his meritorious and selfless service to the state and also in his last capacity as Acting Chief Judge of Gombe State.
Justice Mu’azu Abdulkadir Pindiga had served as the State’s Acting Chief Judge from 2019 – January, 2022 and Governor Inuwa Yahaya said, “We are indeed grateful for all his contributions in the administration of justice in our dear state and humanity in general. We pray for his good living in health and prosperity while in retirement”.