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Commonwealth appoints Bauchi judge as tribunal member

Habibu Shall | Image: Ahmed Ahmed

.Shall commends Ambassador Tuggar

‘To my shock, just some days back I saw an appointment letter that reinforced my mind that we have God-fearing leaders, who can do something without thinking of where they come from’

By Ahmed Ahmed

A retired Bauchi High Court Judge, Habibu Shall, has been appointed as a member of Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal (CSAT) to represent Africa.

The Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal is composed of eight members, all of whom are nationals of different Commonwealth member-states and which normally meets at the Commonwealth Secretariat’s headquarters at Marlborough House in London.

The appointment letter was presented to Justice Shall by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Maitama Tuggar, who nominated the retired judge.

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At the reception organised by  Tuggar Foundation in Bauchi on  Saturday, Justice Shall appreciated the minister, who facilitated the appointment based on merit.

The retired High Court Judge, who held from Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area of Bauchi State, described Ambassador Tuggar as a God-fearing leader.

“He is a just and God-fearing person and I call upon all our leaders to emulate him.

“It is only a just and God-fearing person who will have an opportunity of picking somebody and did not start looking at that person from another perspective of the person coming from the same place he comes.

“He came to my own place in Bauchi South and picked me. Honestly, Tuggar is God-fearing. If we have such a type of leader he is, Nigeria will not be where it is now. We pray for his success.”

Shall added that he was on a trip to my farm when he was called and asked to submit his CV.

“To my shock, just some days back I saw an appointment letter that reinforced my mind that we have God-fearing leaders, who can do something without thinking of where they come from.

“I remain grateful to the minister who facilitated this appointment and I am also grateful to his foundation who also saw that I was deemed fit to be given this assignment.

“I have never met the minister in my life, I have never met the Director General of the Tuggar Foundation but they saw that I was fit and naturally it came to me” he said.

The Director General of the Tuggar Foundation Alhaji Bello Tukura, had described the appointment given to Shall as huge.

“Justice Shall, one of the sons of Bauchi State, was appointed as a member of the Commonwealth Tribunal representing Africa,” he said.

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