Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has presided over the swearing-in of Abubakar Musa Kigera as the acting Grand Khadi of Niger State Sharia Court of Appeal.

The swearing-in was held at the Government House, Minna, Friday.

Governor Sani Bello called on the acting Grand Khadi to carry out his duties diligently, just and professionally.

He described the Grand Khadi as a man of honesty with proven integrity, unquestionable character and does not doubt that he will discharge his duties judiciously.

The governor prayed for a less crime society so that workload of judges reduces as they were presently overwhelmed with work at this time of security challenges.

He congratulated the Grand Khadi on his appointment which was based on merit, praying for God’s guidance to direct his affairs.

The Grand Khadi thanked the governor for the appointment, and for effectively utilizing the resources of the state for both material and administrative advancement.

He promised to build on the legacies of his predecessors and perform his duties to the best of ability and in accordance with the Nigeria Constitution.

Grand Khadi Musa Kigera expressed his gratitude to the state Chief Judge, Justice Aisha Bawa Bwari, his immediate predecessor, Mohammed Danjuma, the state Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice of the state and all the judges.

Until his appointment as Acting Grand Khadi, he was the Khadi of Sharia Court of Appeal, Minna.