Kano Chief Judge Directs Resumption of Magistrate Courts


The Chief Judge of Kano State, Nura Sagir, has directed magistrate’s courts to reopen for normal activities on Monday July 6.

The spokesman for the state’s judiciary, Baba Ibrahim, made the disclosure in a statement on Sunday in Kano.

He said that the directives followed easing of the COVID-19 lockdown by the state government.

“All Magistrates’ in the state should resume court sitting immediately,” Mr Sagir was quoted as saying in the statement.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Mr Sagir had on March 25, directed for the suspension of court sitting, in compliance with the COVID-19 lockdown imposed to stem further spread of the pandemic in the state.

NAN reports also that the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, on Thursday announced total ease of restrictions in view of the successes recorded in the campaign against the pandemic.


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