Why Justice Garba retired from FCT High Court

By Chuks Oyema-Aziken

Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, Justice Salisu Garba has left his job to take over the position of Administrator of the National Judicial Institute (NJI).

The Justice may have taken the decision as he is due for retirement by October 10th this year when he would have attained the mandatory retirement age of 65 years.

Garba was sworn-in as the FCT Chief Judge on June 7 this year 

His new job was announced by the Board of Governors, NJI under the chairmanship of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Honourable Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad (OFR).

A press release issued by Senior Special Assistant on Media to the CJN, Mr Ahuraka Yusuf Isah on Monday, said the decision was taken at its meeting held on the July 15, 2021.

The appointment which takes effect from August 1,  2021 is for three years, from the date of appointment

Justice Garba is taking over from the Honourable Justice Rosaline Patricia Irorefe Bozimo (Rtd), whose tenure as the Administrator of the Institute came to an end on the 31st July, 2021.

Born on October 10th, 1956, Justice Garba hails from Malumfashi Local Government Area of Katsina State. He was called to bar in 1984 just as he completed his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in 1985.

The new NJI boss went into legal practice for three years after NYSC programme, was appointed Magistrate in the FCT in 1989, served as the Chief Registrar of the FCT High Court until he was appointed a judge of the FCT High Court in 1998.

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