The National Judicial Institute Board of Governors in Nigeria has appointed Justice Salisu Garba as the Administrator of the National Judicial Institute, NJI.
Justice Garba has taken over from the retired Justice Rosaline Bozimo whose tenure as the Administrator of the Institute came to an end on the 31st July 2021.
A statement from the Office of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Ibrahim Tanko says Justice Garba, who was until his new appointment, the Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory High Court, has voluntarily retired to enable him to resume at the Institute.
“He was sworn-in as the FCT Chief Judge on June 7 this year and would have been due to retire by October 10th this year when he would have attained the mandatory retirement age of 65 years,“ the statement read in part.
Born on October 10th, 1956, Justice Garba hails from Malumfashi Local Government Area of Katsina State. He was called to bar in 1984 just as he completed his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) in 1985.
Justice Garba, who went into legal practise for three years after the NYSC programme, was appointed Magistrate in the FCT in 1989, served as the Chief Registrar of the FCT High Court until he was appointed a judge of the FCT High Court in 1998.
The appointment which takes effect from 1st August 2021 is for three years, from the date of appointment.