By John Chuks Azu
The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Walter Onnoghen, has appointed Justice Hadiza Uwani Mustapha as the new Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court.
A statement by the apex court yesterday said Mrs Mustapha will assume office on July 1 to replace the current Chief Registrar, Mr Ahmad Gambo Saleh, who will, on the same day, resume as the new Secretary of the National Judicial Council (NJC).
Her appointment was contained in a Letter of Offer of Appointment signed by the Secretary of the Federal Judicial Service Commission (FJSC), Mrs Bilkisu Bashir.
“Until her appointment, Mrs Mustapha, was the Deputy Chief Registrar of the Sharia Court of Appeal of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT),” the statement said.
Born in Gwoza in Borno State on the 8th August 1961, she holds a Bachelor of Law (LL.B) degree from the University of Maiduguri, which she earned in 1984 before attending the Nigerian Law School, Victoria Island, Lagos, for her Barrister at Law (BL) programme in 1985.