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Supreme Court gets new Chief Registrar

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The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Muhammad has approved the appointment of Hajo Sarki-Bello as the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court (in acting capacity).

Sarki-Bello, whose appointment the CJN approved on Thursday, will replace Hadizatu Uwani-Mustapha, who will be attaining the mandatory retirement age of 60 on August 8, 2021, having served from July 2017 to August 2021.

According to a statement by the Court’s Director, Press and Information, Dr. Festus Akande, Sarki-Bello will formally assume office on Monday 9th August, 2021.

Part of the statement reads: “She is a 1989 graduate of Law from Uthman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto, Nigeria.

“She was called to the Nigerian Bar on 7th June, 1990, after successfully completing the mandatory one year intensive academic programme at the Nigerian Law School, Lagos, Nigeria.

“Hajo Sarki-Bello equally attended the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS) in Lagos where she studied Legal Drafting.

“She subsequently went to Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria for a Master’s Degree programme in International Affairs and Diplomacy.

“She has worked in in different capacities in different Law Firms and Commercial Organizations before joining the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 1996 as Senior Registrar.

“In 2001, she was promoted to the position of Acting Deputy Chief Registrar and later became substantive Deputy Chief Registrar in 2006.

“Hajo Sarki-Bello is a seasoned judicial administrator and technocrat. She hails from Paiko in Paikoro Local Government Area of Niger State, Nigeria.”

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