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The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammad, has approved the appointment of Hajo Sarki-Bello, as the Acting Chief Registrar.

This was contained in a statement issued by the Director of Press and Information in the Supreme Court, Festus Akande, on Friday.

According to reports, the appointment followed the retirement of the substantive Chief Registrar, Hadizatu Uwani-Mustapha.

Mrs Sarki-Bello, will formally assume office on Monday.

Mrs Uwani-Mustapha will be attaining the mandatory retirement age of 60 on Sunday having served from July 2017 to August 2021.

The newly appointed acting Chief Registrar is a 1989 graduate of Law from Uthman Dan Fodio University in Sokoto state.

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She was called to the Nigerian Bar on June 7, 1990, after successfully completing the mandatory one year intensive academic programme at the Nigerian Law School in Lagos.

Mrs Sarki-Bello equally attended the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, NIALS, in Lagos where she studied Legal Drafting.

She subsequently went to Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria for a Master’s Degree programme in International Affairs and Diplomacy.

She has also worked in different capacities at different law firms and commercial organisations 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.

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Mrs Sarki-Bello is a seasoned judicial administrator and technocrat, who hails from Paiko in Paikoro Local Government Area of Niger State.


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