Adamawa Governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri Friday commended the retiring state Chief Judge, Justice Nathan Musa for introducing far reaching reforms in the Justice sector of the state.
He stated this while paying his tribute during the ceremony of Guard of Honour and Valedictory Session in honour of Honourable Justice Musa, the retiring Chief judge of Adamawa State at High Court Complex in Yola.
The Governor described Justice Musa as a person with deep understanding of legal principles who always respect people’s views along constructive engagement with his spirit of interpersonal disposition.
He congratulated the retiring Chief Judge for his teremendous and meritorious service to the state and humanity, and wished him a success and prosperity with full of happiness in his future endeavors.
In his remarks, the retiring Chief Judge, Justice Nathan Musa who went down memory lane his biography and carrier achievements lauded Governor Fintiri for setting up a committee for disbursement of funds to the three arms of government.
He thanked the government, management and staff of judiciary as well as his family for their support throughout his service and called on the people to put hands on deck towards ending the security challenges bevelling the country.
Also speaking, Honourable Justice Hafsat Abdurrahman who is the most senior judicial officer in the state said the judiciary and the nation owed the retiring Chief Judge a debt of gratitude for his selfless service to humanity.
Lamido Adamawa Doctor Muhammadu Barkindo Aliyu Mustafa represented by Galadima Adamawa, Alhaji Mustafa Aminu announced conferment of title of Wakilin Alkalan Adamawa on Justice Musa for his immense contribution to the robust judiciary in the state.
Speaking on behalf of the body of benchers, former State Chief Judge, Justice Bemare Bansi OFR described the retiring number one judicial officer in Adamawa as a hardworking and loyal officer and wished him peaceful retirement age.
Justice Musa who was appointed as substantive Chief judge in December, 2021 will officially retire on 6 September, 2022, having reached the age of 65 as provided by provisions of the constitution.
At the event, the retiring Chief Judge, Justice Musa presented some documents to Governor Umaru Fintiri that include practice directions for custodial and non costodial sentencing guidelines, practice directions for handling offenders.
Others were Adamawa State Violence Against Provision Law twenty twenty one and framework for monitoring and evaluating for the implement of Adamawa State administration criminal Justice law twenty eighteen.