High Achiever: 33-Year-Old Mother of Four Appointed High Court Judge in Jigawa State

High Achiever: 33-Year-Old Mother of Four Appointed High Court Judge in Jigawa State

  • A 33-year-old mother of four has been appointed as a High Court Judge in Jigawa State
  • She has a law degree from Bayero University Kano, an LLM from SOAS, including roles as a mediator and arbitrator
  • Nilfa’s appointment, according to Bulama Bukarti, reflects a broader vision to rejuvenate the legal system by integrating young, dynamic legal professionals into its ranks

Jigawa State’s judiciary is said to have taken a significant step forward with the appointment of Nilfa Abdullahi Gambo, a 33-year-old mother as a High Court Judge.

Bulama Bukarti, a PhD candidate at SOAS, praised her for her intelligence, hard work, and kindness.

Nilfa Abdullahi Gambo becomes Judge from Jigawa State
The young lady became a judge at 33. Photo credit: Bulama Bukarti
Source: Twitter

Young Nigerian lady becomes judge

Nilfa, who graduated from Bayero University Kano and was admitted to the Nigerian Bar in 2013, has furthered her education with a master’s degree in International Economic Law from SOAS, University of London.

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She’s also a qualified mediator and international arbitrator affiliated with CIArb UK and ICMC.

Bulama said her career growth has matched her personal life successfully juggling her professional duties with raising four children, as shown by bulamabukarti.

Aisha Hussaini, a young law student at University of Abuja, shared her thoughts on the achievement:

“It is amazing to see a woman who has achieved so much at a relatively young age, despite having a family to care for.”

Excerpt from Bulama Bukarti's X post:

"Nilfa Abdullahi Gambo is among the list of High Court Judges approved by the National Judicial Council this week. Nilfa is a smart, industrious and kind woman. Her appointment is a result of her sheer hard work and an inspiration to aspiring lawyers and girls in general.

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"Having graduated from Bayero University Kano, Nilfa was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2013. She then earned an LLM from SOAS, University of London, specialising in International Economic Law with a focus on Africa. She is also a certified mediator and international arbitrator, and a member of CIArb UK and ICMC. She previously worked as a research assistant, registrar, and mediator at the NICN under several Judges of the Court.
"Nilfa achieved all of this at the of 33, while also giving birth to and raising four children. And when I tell you that three of them are boys, you can imagine what she must have gone through."

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng also reported that Dr Mosunmola Kudirat Ariwoola is the perfect poster girl for the inspiring saying that one should never give up.

The sexagenerian recently bagged a PhD from the University of Ilorin, Nigeria (UNILORIN) and opened up, in an exclusive interview with Legit.ng, about how she achieved the towering feat against all odds.

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While appreciating Allah for making her academic feat a reality, Kudirat, who holds a PhD in Educational Technology, said she never saw herself attaining such a height academically.

In a recent development, Legit.ng also reported that Nigerian lady joyfully shared her recent achievement.

Source: Legit.ng

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