A significant milestone was achieved in Kano State as Governor Abba Yusuf administered the oath of office to Justice Dije Audu Aboki, marking her historic inauguration as the first female Chief Judge of the state. The swearing-in ceremony took place at Africa House, Government House, Kano, on Monday.
Governor Yusuf utilized the occasion to call upon the judiciary to lend its support to his administration’s determination to eradicate unauthorized structures and reclaim public assets unlawfully obtained by the previous government. Acknowledging the interconnectedness of the state’s branches of government, the Governor appealed for cooperation and harmony among the judiciary, legislature, and executive, emphasizing that their roles are not competitive but complementary.
Governor Yusuf expressed confidence in Justice Aboki’s exceptional legal expertise, praising her diligent commitment to the legal profession. He underlined her elevation to the role of Chief Judge as a testament to her experience, talent, and dedication.
In addressing the pressing issue of violent crimes, the Governor stressed the need for swift and decisive action, suggesting that prompt handling of such cases and appropriate punishment for wrongdoers would serve as a deterrent to potential criminals.
Chief Judge Justice Aboki, in her response, conveyed her gratitude to the governor for the opportunity to serve and pledged to uphold principles of integrity, honesty, and justice in her role. With an unwavering commitment to restoring the judiciary’s prestige, she expressed her determination to reinvigorate its standing in Kano State. Justice Aboki also called for collective support and collaboration from the executive, legislative, and judicial branches, as well as professional bodies, to promote gender diversity and strengthen the rule of law for the better governance of the state.