FCT Minister Commends Retiring Customary Court Of Appeal President

Muhammed Musa Bello, FCT Minister
Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello

The Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, on Thursday, eulogised the outgoing President of the FCT Customary Court of Appeal, Honourable Justice Moses Bello, for the able way he piloted the affairs of the apex customary court during his 26 years on the saddle.

He gave this remark in a tribute to the Justice during the valedictory session held in his honour in Abuja.

The minister, whose message was delivered by the FCT Permanent Secretary, Mr. Chinyeaka Ohaa, said “in the 26 years of your presidency of this court, you left indelible footprints in the judicial sands of time. Like a guiding light, all customary law practitioners would ever look at your wise judicial pronouncements as beacons as they navigate the waters of customary law and jurisprudence”.

Malam Bello noted that the court was established as a Superior Court of Record pursuant to Decree No. 30 of 1991 and enshrined in Section 265, Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999, as amended.

According to him, the Court was charged with the mandate to exercise appellate and supervisory jurisdiction over issues of Customary law and Chieftaincy matters.