Supreme Court gets new Chief Registrar

August 6, 2021
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The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad on Friday, approved the appointment of Hajo Sarki-Bello as Acting Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court.

A statement by the Director of Press and Information of the Court, Dr Festus Akande said Hajo’s appointment in acting capacity followed the retirement of the substantive Chief Registrar, Hadizatu Uwani-Mustapha, who will be attaining the mandatory retirement age of 60 years on Sunday, August 8, 2021, having served from July 2017 to August 2021.

The Acting Chief Registrar, who will formally assume office on Monday, August 9, 2021, is a 1989 graduate of Law from Uthman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto.

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

The Acting Chief Registrar 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.

Hajo has worked 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, a seasoned judicial administrator and technocrat, hails from Paiko in Paikoro Local Government Area of Niger State, Nigeria.

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