FCT Chief Judge, Salisu Garba Resigns Less than 1 Month after being Sworn-in

… Garba immediately becomes administrator of National Judicial Institute after resignation

The Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, Justice Salisu Garba has resigned.

In statement on Monday, Ahuraka Isah, senior special assistant on media to the CJN, said Garba voluntarily resigned to enable him to take up the position of administrator of the National Judicial Institute (NJI).

Garba was appointed acting Chief Judge of the FCT High Court in January, after his nomination by President Muhammadu Buhari.

In April, he was confirmed as substantive Chief JUST of FCT High Court by the Senate, and subsequently sworn in on July 7.

“The National Judicial Institute board of governors, under the chairmanship of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), honourable Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad (OFR), at its meeting held on the 15th July 2021 appointed honourable Justice Salisu Garba as the administrator of the National Judicial Institute (NJI),” the statement said.

“Justice Garba has taken over from the honourable Justice Rosaline Patricia Irorefe Bozimo (Rtd), whose tenure as the administrator of the institute came to an end on 31st July, 2021.

The appointment which takes effect from 1st August 2021 is for three years, from the date of appointment.”

Isah noted that Garba “would have been due to retire by October 10th this year, when he would have attained the mandatory retirement age of 65 years.

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