Justice Husseini Baba-Yusuf has been sworn in as the substantive Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court.
Justice Baba-Yusuf was sworn in by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammad, on Tuesday at the Supreme Court in Abuja.
“You should therefore take charge and ensure that you are just and fair to your brother judges, the management, staff and most importantly to the litigants.”
President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointment of Justice Baba-Yusuf following his recommendation by the National Judicial Council (NJC).
Justice Baba-Yusuf was sworn in following the resignation of his predecessor, Salisu Garba, who resigned to take up an appointment as the Administrator of the National Judicial Institute (NJI).
On August 16, 2021, he was sworn in as the acting chief judge of the FCT High Court.
Baba-Yusuf was born in Ankpa Local Government Area of Kogi State on June 1, 1962. He was called to bar in 1984. The 59-year-old began his legal career by joining the Kogi State judiciary in 1985 as Magistrate Grade II and rose through the ranks.
He became the Chief Registrar of the Kogi State High Court in 1993, and in 1998 he was appointed a High Court judge.