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CJN Approves Sarki-Bello As Supreme Court’s New Chief Registrar

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Hadizatu Uwani-Mustapha

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad has approved the appointment of Hajo Sarki-Bello as the new Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court.

In a statement issued on Friday by the Director of Press and Information, Supreme Court of Nigeria, Dr Akande Aweneri Festus, said the appointment follows the retirement of the substantive Chief Registrar, Hadizatu Uwani-Mustapha who will be attaining the mandatory retirement age of 60 years on Sunday.

The statement added that Uwani-Mustapha has served from July 2017 to August 2021 and will be retiring on Sunday, August 8.

Festus added that the new Acting Chief Registrar, Hajo Sarki-Bello, Esq. will formally assume office on Monday, August 9.

A graduate of 1989 Law from Uthman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto, Nigeria, she was called to the Nigerian Bar on 7th June 1990, after successfully completing the mandatory one-year intensive academic programme at the Nigerian Law School, Lagos, Nigeria.

Hajo equally attended the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS) in Lagos where she studied Legal Drafting.

She subsequently went to the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria for a Master’s Degree programme in International Affairs and Diplomacy and 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 is a seasoned judicial administrator and technocrat. She hails from Paiko in Paikoro Local Government Area of Niger State, Nigeria.

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