Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State on Monday swore in Justice Bello Abbas as the state’s acting Chief Judge.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that this followed the retirement of the former Chief Judge, Justice Aishatu Dahiru, who was appointed in 1997.
Tambuwal said that the appointment of Abbas was done based on merit.
He added that “Justice Bello Abbas has good track records of integrity, commitment and patriotism.”
He then urged the acting chief judge to work in harmony with his colleagues to move the state’s judiciary to greater heights.
In his acceptance speech, Abbas pledged to live above board and commended the governor for reposing tremendous confidence in him.