Adamawa State Governor, Ahmadu Fintiri has sworn in the first female acting chief judge, Justice Hafsat Abdurrahman.
The inauguration took place on Monday in the Banquet Hall of Government House, Yola.
Justice Hafsat Abdurrahman is to take over from Justice Nathan Musa who retired from service in a formal valedictory court session on Friday, September 2.
The new Acting Chief Judge is to effectively take over from Justice Nathan Musa on Tuesday, September 6, when Nathan Musa will attain the mandatory years of service.
Speaking at the event, Fintiri congratulated Justice Hafsat Abdurrahman for being the first female in the state to take the exalted position.
Fintiri described the Chief Judge as an embodiment of hard work and perseverance and urged her to discharge her duties with honesty and dedication.
Against the 2023 general elections, Fintiri called on the judiciary to be neutral in resolving election conflicts to win the trust of the people.
The new Acting Chief Judge thanked Governor Fintiri for the opportunity to serve, adding that she regards it as a public trust to offer selfless service.
The oath of office and allegiance were administered to the new acting chief judge by her predecessor, Justice Nathan Musa.