From Yakubu Mustapha, Minna.
Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice Abdu- Kafarati Adamu hase reiterated the commitment of the Federal High Court to continue to adhere to absolute good conduct and discharge of its judicial functions within the confines of the law, without fear or favour.
Kafarati Adamu gave the assurance in Munna at a valedictory court session in honour of Justice Muhammad Salihu Tanko who retired from Bench of the Federal Judiciary on 17th March, 2019 after attainment of 65 years statutory retirement age.
He described Justice Tanko as one of the establish of the judges of the court that retired with his integrity intact and unblemished records.
According to him, “Hon. Justice Salihu is a man of integrity and honesty with an impeccable character, a complete gentleman, a loving husband accommodating brother, doting father and dutifully Judicial Officer whose virtues is worthy of emulation”.
He assured to sustained court good reputation despite all difficulties it is passing through while urging the serving judges to be committed towards enhancing and upholding the image and reputation of the court no matter the challenges.
The celebrant Justice Mohammad Salihu Tanko who could not control his tears while analyzing his biography however appreciated to all that contributed immensely to his success adding that he was always afraid of dereliction of duty to work while took better part of his life during his service years.
He was born on 17th March, 1954 who was call to BAR in 1984 and became Chief Registrar of the High Court of Justice, Minna in 2001 until he was appointed in 2009 to the Bench of the Federal High Court of Nigeria who have served in Niger, Bauchi, Maiduguri and IMO states respectively.
The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello who was represented by the Ministry of Justice Permanent Secretary, and Chairman Niger state chapter of Nigeria Bar Association, Minna, Bar. Gimba Mohammed in their speeches enumerated the virtues of the retired juries who was described as a good listener, neutral person that make him different, urging him to make himself available for service to his nation.