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The Grand Khady of Kano, Tijjani Yusuf Yakasai has described the
commissioning of court of Appeal Kano Division as a good development
and historic moment.
He commended Ganduje administration and people of Kano state over this
initiative and development. Saying that, since the inception of Kano
State in 1967, we have clamour for a division of the court of appeal
to be established here in Kano, but unfortunately did not have the
presence of the court of appeal until the era of Dr. Abdullahi Umar
Ganduje Khadimul Islam. In fact, this is a kudos to the government,
judiciary and the people of Kano State.
The Grand khady who disclose this during a press briefing with
journalist in his office recently, noted that with the opening of Kano
State division of court, Kano has now the full compliments of the
State and Federal Courts, except of course the Supreme Court which
still operates only from its seat in Abuja. Adding that, this is a
major boost to the administration of justice in Kano and Jigawa State.
The Grand Khady said this will promote access to justice by bringing
the court nearer to the people and to the members of the legal
profession. Siting a Division of the Court of Appeal in Kano will thus
go a long way in enhancing the administration of justice in this part
of the country. Added that, it will improve the speed of justice to
In his remark, the Chief Registrar High Court of Justice Kano State
Jamilu Shehu Sulaiman said, the opening of the appeal court here in
Kano will definitely boost to the administration of justice in Kano
and Jigawa State.
Sulaiman said, it was somewhat inexplicable that one of the country’s
vital economic axis did not have the presence of the Court of Appeal.
Adding that, It was a matter of common knowledge that majority of the
cases and indeed most certainly of the commercial cases that come
before the Kaduna Division of the Court of Appeal emanate from Kano.
The Chief Registrar further explained that, the commissioning of court
in Kano will remove the associated burden and inconvenience of travel
to Kaduna that we have endured over the decades. it is easy sometimes
to underrate these risks.
He explained that, we have over the years lost a few colleagues on the
Kaduna – Kano Highway.

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