*it is a historic – Fintiri
By; TINA PHINEAS, Yola
Women in Adamawa State have again achieved another milestone with the appointment and swearing in of Justice Hapsat Abdurrahman as the acting Chief Judge of the state.
New Nigerian reports that Justice Abdurrahman is the first female acting Chief Judge to be appointed in the state.
Speaking at the swearing in ceremony, Governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri expressed delight in the fact that he is the first governor to have nominated a woman as the state’s acting chief judge, describing the development as a triumph for the womenfolk.
“This historic event represents a profound step forward for our state and womenfolk who now see themselves reflected in our highest court”, he said.
He charged the appointee to continue to exemplify the virtues of hard work, perseverance and grace for which she is known, adding that as the election approaches, the judiciary must give confidence to the electorate and ensure effective resolution of election-related conflicts.
In her acceptance speech, Justice Abdurrahman said she would not take the position for granted because she sees it as a trust and opportunity to contribute to the state and the country, pledging to discharge her responsibilities with honesty and by the law.
Abdurrahman being the most senior judge in the state succeeded Justice Nathan Musa who retired last week.