The Kebbi Government on Tuesday commenced the training of 150 Sharia Courts Judges on advanced Sharia Legal System to enhance dispensation of Islamic Justice in the state.
Addressing the participants in Birnin Kebbi, the Chief Registrar, Sharia Court of Appeal, Alhaji Muhammad Sani, said the training would improve Judges’ practical knowledge and enhance their understanding and memory on Sharia legal system.
“The Sharia Court Judges would be trained on inheritance, marital complex, divorce, debt and land utilisation strictly in line with the Islamic jurisprudence,” he said.
Sani advised the Judges to shun selfishness, considering their vast knowledge in the Qur’an, Sunnah and Islamic jurisprudence.
“We expect the Judges to be aligned and more conscious with the responsibilities shouldered on them in dealing with both Muslims and Christians in the state,” he said.
The Chief Judge of the state, Malam Bala Mairiga, represented by Justice Adamu Gulma, urged the participants to make good use of the knowledge acquired.
He said the training would be sustained and advised the Sharia Court to embark on monthly publication of past rulings.
“Past rulings will serve as references and improve knowledge of Judges,” Mairiga said.
In his remarks, the state Grand Kadi, Malam Mukhtar Jega, urged the Judges to use the training to correct their past mistakes.(NAN)