Taraba State Governor, Arch. Darius Dickson Ishaku today swore in two High Court Judges and one Khadi..
Governor Ishaku, while swearing in the new Justices at the Exco Chambers of the Government House Jalingo, described the event as critical and significant due to the fundamental role of the judiciary in stabilizing the polity and rendering justice to the society.
He stated that, the appointments of Dauda Njenne Buba, Ali Bappa Abbare and Badamosi Aliyu Muhammed was purely based on merit having been nominated, screened and approved by both State and National Judicial Service Commission.
He expressed optimism that the three Justices will uphold and abide strictly by the tenets of the Judiciary,according to the laws of the land devoid of nepotism and all forms of prejudice and ensure quick dispensation of justice.
Accordingly, the Governor said by the powers conferred on him by section 271, sub section 2 of 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended, appointed Badamosi Aliyu Mohammed as Khadi of Sharia Court of Appeal Taraba, while Dauda Njenne Buba and Ali Bappa Abbare as Justices of Taraba High Court.
Governor Darius Ishaku declared that, the appointments is with effect from Saturday, 26th March, 2016. He reminded the Justices of the critical role they play in the society urging them to be fair at all times.
He used the opportunity to remind them that as adjudicators of law, their punishment before God is always different, adding that it has been proven beyond any reasonable doubt, that Justices who were fair in the discharge of their Judicial responsibilities retire happily and live longer on earth.
Earlier in her brief speech, the Chief Judge of Taraba State, Justice Josephine Tuktur said this is the first time Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku is swearing in higher Judicial Officers since he became the Governor of the state.
Josephine Tuktur said all the Officers before her have fulfilled both State and National Judicial Service Commission requirements and are therefore ready to take the Oath of Office.
Responding on behalf of his Colleagues, Justice Dauda Buba appreciated the Governor for finding them worthy to serve as Justices of the State High Court and assured him that they will discharge their duties diligently and responsibly.
Justice Dauda Buba stated that Taraba State Judiciary is one of the best in the North East, stressing that they will bring their wealth of experience to bear.