Hajo Sarki Bello is the New Chief Registrar of supreme court
Justice Ibrahim Muhammad, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), has approved the appointment of Hajo Sarki Bello as the Supreme Court’s Chief Registrar (in acting capacity).
Hajo Sarki Bello, whose appointment was approved by the CJN on Thursday, will succeed Hadizatu Uwani-Mustapha, who served from July 2017 to August 2021 and will reach the mandatory retirement age of 60 on August 8, 2021.
Hajo Sarki Bello will formally take office on Monday, August 9th, 2021, according to a statement from the Court’s Director of Press and Information, Dr. Festus Akande.
“She is a 1989 graduate of Law from Uthman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto, Nigeria,” according to the statement.
“She was admitted to the Nigerian Bar on June 7, 1990, after successfully completing the Nigerian Law School’s mandatory one-year intensive academic programme in Lagos, Nigeria.
“ Sarki Bello also studied Legal Drafting at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS) in Lagos.
“She then pursued a Master’s Degree in International Affairs and Diplomacy at Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria.
“Before joining the Supreme Court of Nigeria as Senior Registrar in 1996, she worked in various capacities in various law firms and commercial organisations.
“In 2001, she was promoted to Acting Deputy Chief Registrar, and in 2006, she was promoted to substantive Deputy Chief Registrar.
“ Sarki Bello has extensive experience as a judicial administrator and technocrat. She is from Paiko, Niger State, Nigeria, in the Paikoro Local Government Area.”