Ahmed Gambo Saleh was born 3rd June, 1969 in Hadejia, Jigawa State. He holds his first and second degrees in Law from Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto and Bayero University, Kano, respectively.
He had a two year stint in private practice before joining the Civil Service where he became a Senior State Counsel in the Ministry of Justice, Jigawa State between 1998 and 2008. He then moved to Supreme Court of Nigeria in 2008 where he was made the Special Assistant to the Chief Justice of Nigeria. Between 2010 and 2014 he was the Deputy Chief Registrar (Litigation Department). He was elevated to the position of Chief Registrar in 2014, until 2017 when he was appointed as the Secretary, National Judicial Council to date.
Ahmed Gambo Saleh, LL.B, BL, LLM has more than 20 years in Management and Administrative experience. He is a Member of several professional bodies and has served on quite a number of Judiciary Committees among which are Secretary, Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee; Chairman, Chief Registrars of Nigeria Forum; Chairman, Nigerian Bar Association, Dutse Branch; Member, Presidential Swearing-in Committee – 2015; Member, Judiciary Information Technology Policy Committee; Member, Federal Judiciary Tenders Board; Secretary, Jigawa State Sharia Implementation Committee, etc.
His hobbies are Sports, Tourism and Community Service.
Soji Oye, Esq. was born in Ibadan, Oyo State. He hails from Osin-Ekiti in Oye Local Government Area of Ekiti State. He began his educational career at United Missionary College (UMC) Primary School, Oke-Ado Ibadan from 1969 to 1975 where he obtained his First School Leaving Certificate. He thereafter proceeded to the Prestigious Christ’s School, Ado-Ekiti, where he obtained his West African School Certificate (WASC) in 1980.
He worked briefly with the Ondo State Ministry of Works from 1980-1982.
He attended Federal School of Arts & Science Ondo where he obtained his Higher School Certificate (HSC) before proceeding to the then Ondo State University of Ado-Ekiti now University of Ado-Ekiti where he bagged B.A History in 1988.
He also attended University of Abuja where he obtained another Degree in Law from 1999 to 2005 before proceeding to the Nigeria Law School, Abuja for the B.L certificate in 2006.
He worked with the Nigerian Television Authority Network news from 1989 – 2002 where he rose to the position of Assistant News Manager before joining the National Judicial Council as Chief Public Relations Officer in 2002. He rose from that position to become the current Director of Information.
Elelu, Abiola Mulikat was born on 13th February, 1966 in Maiduguri Borno State, she hails from Kwara State (Ilorin West Local Government Area). Her educational backgrounds include: Holy Trinity Primary School, Lokoja (1977);Queen Elizabeth School, Ilorin (1982); College of Advanced Studies, Zaria (1985); B.Sc. Economics from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria (1988) and Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management from the Ogun State University, Ago-Iwoye (2001).
She has attended various capacity building courses both locally and internationally
She is a fellow of the following professional bodies: Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria (ICEN), Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM)
She started her working Career at Ministry of Justice, Ilorin, Kwara State as a Clerical Staff and thereafter proceeded to Ministry of Finance, Lagos State for National Youth Service Corps as a Tax Officer. After completing the mandatory NYSC, she joined Educational Management Board, as Education Officer I in 1988, then moved to Nigerian Electric Power Authority as Assistant Manager (Marketing) in 1986.
Her hobbies include: Philanthropy, Driving, Reading, Relaxing, Traveling and Cooking. She has also bagged some awards, some of which include: best student in Mathematics and Geography, 1982 in Queen Elizabeth Secondary School, Ilorin and best marketing staff of Nigerian Electric Power Authority (NEPA), Abuja main district in the year 2000. Mrs Elelu was awarded with the prestigious Kwara State Leadership Icon Medal given by the National Association of Kwara State Students.
She is currently working with National Judicial Council as Director Admin and is the Head of the Department
Hadiza Santali Sa’eed was born on the 18th May 1976 in Jos, Plateau State. She hails from Karshi Development Area, Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC), Abuja, FCT.
She attended St. Margaret’s Primary School in Liverpool and Hillcrest School in Jos before proceeding to Federal Government Girls College, Bauchi Where she obtained her West African School Certificate in 1993. She went on to study Law at the University of Jos, Plateau State between 1993 and 2000 where she received an LL.B (Hons.) Degree and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2002.
She went back to the University of Jos, Plateau State in 2004 and obtained an LL.M (Hons.) in 2008. She also holds a Master Degree in International Law, Security and Terrorism (Distinction) from the University of Nottingham UK. received in 2014
She previously served as a
Solicitor and Advocate in Omotsola and Co., Jos (2002),
Legal Officer at the National Judicial Council in (2002-2003) (NYSC),
Training Coordinator, National Center for State Courts, a USAID Funded Nigerian Rule of Law Assistance Project (2003-2004),
Senior Program Coordinator, National Center for State Courts, USAID Funded Nigerian Rules of Law Assistance Project (2004-2005). She then resumed as an Assistant Studies Fellow, National Judicial Institute, Abuja (2005-2010),
Studies Fellow, National Judicial Institute, Abuja (2010-2011),
Special Assistant to the Hon. Chief Justice of Nigeria, Abuja (on Secondment) (2011-2012),
Senior Special Assistant to the Hon. Chief Justice of Nigeria (on Secondment) (2014-2016),
and rose to the Position of Senior Studies Fellow (Asst. Director), National Judicial Institute, Abuja (2012-2017)
She is a Member of the Federation of African Women Lawyers as well as a full Member of the Institute of Fraud Examiners. She has written several published and unpublished papers in the areas of Judicial Ethics, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Internet Law, Maritime Law, Gender Issues, Environmental Law, as well as Court and Case Management. Mrs Sa’eed was also a contributor to the Judicial Ethics Training Manual and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Manual for the Nigerian Judiciary, by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, 2007, and the Commentary of the Bangalore Principles in 2007. She also participated in the drafting of the Nigerian Code of Conduct for Court Employees which came into effect in March 2003.
She resumed as Deputy Director, Judges Performance and Evaluation/Legal Department at the National Judicial Council Abuja in May 2017 as Head of the Department. She is the Secretary of the Committee on Performance Evaluation of Judicial Officers of Superior Courts of Record, Chairman of the E-service Committee of the Council and Alteration Secretary of the Judicial Information Technology Policy Committee(JITPCO)
Mr Yakubu Hamza was born on 8th June, 1963 at no. 4 Maigora road, Funtua, Katsina State.
His educational background include: Gudindi Primary school, Funtua (1976);
Government Secondary School Malumfashi (1981); College of Advanced and Professional Studies Zaria (1983); Bsc Accounting - Ahmadu Bello University Zaria (1986); Member Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN) 2014; Master’s Degree - Business Administration Nasarawa State University 2018.
He has attended various capacity building courses both in Nigeria and overseas.
He did his National Youth Service Corp in 1987 with Akanye International College Isiala-Ngwa, Owerri, Imo State. There after he started his working career with National Livestock Project Department Kaduna State as Accountant II. He joined United Bank for Africa Plc in 1989 as an officer where her rose through the ranks and became the Manager UBA Samaru Branch in 1989.
In 2000 he was made the Head, Finance and Accounts Department, Code of Conduct Bureau, Katsina State before joining the National Judicial Council in 2002.
His hobbies include: Reading, travelling, relaxing and friendship.
He is currently working with the National Judicial Council as Director, Internal Audit and is the Head of Department.
Mr. Aminu M. Basahari was born on 1st July, 1974 and he is from Ringim, Jigawa State.
His educational journey started at Tunwase Nursery & Primary School in Lagos. He proceeded to Kings College, Lagos for his Secondary Education and then to Ahmadu Bello Univeristy (A.B.U) Zaria, from where he obtained a BSc and a Master in Business Administration in 2001.
He was certified in Management and Administrative Skills by the Centre for Management Development in 2004 and commenced a PhD at the American University, London in the year 2006 but later deferred to represent Edward Thompson, U.K as the Country Representative in Nigeria.
Mr. Bashari started his career as a Banker with the United Bank for Africa (UBA plc.) from where he moved to join the public service with the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) from the year 1999 to the year 2006.
He worked with
Edward Thompson, United Kingdom,
Infoterra United Kingdom on the DFID sponsored Nigeria Satellite Imagery Layer for the National Population Commission,
Reach Out Global Concepts Limited,
NIC Systems, United Kingdom,
Mustank Oil & Gas Services and
LGS United Kingdom as Country Director.
He joined the National Judicial Council (NJC) in May, 2017 as a Deputy Director and is currently the Head of the Budget, Planning, Research & Statistics Department of the Council.
Mrs. Bintur-Shik Florence graduated from the Ibadan Polytechnic, in 1991. She holds a Higher National Diploma in Secretarial Administration from the same Institution. She also holds a Post Graduate Diploma and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the Nasarawa State University.
She worked for 3 years with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Kaduna Refinery as a contract staff from 1991-1994 and later joined Kaduna Textiles Limited, where she worked as a Confidential Secretary to the General Manager from February 1994 to 2002.
In July 2002, she joined the National Judicial Council as a Principal Confidential Secretary, GL 12 and over the years. She rose from the post of a Principal Confidential Secretary to Deputy Director, (Admin.) Secretariat, She is presently the Head of the Secretariat Department of the Council.
Mr. Ibiang Usani Obono was born on the 16th of February, 1968 to the family of Chief Usani Obono and Late Madam Atim Usani Obono in Ugep, Yakurr Local Government Area of Cross River State. He attended St. Mary’s Primary School Ugep, between 1974 and 1980; Community Secondary School Ugep, 1981 to 1986 and Secondary School Idomi in the 1986/87 Session. Mr. Obono commenced his tertiary education at the School of Nursing, and later the School of Psychiatric Nursing, both in Calabar, Cross River State. He accordingly qualified and became a Registered Nurse and Psychiatric Nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria in 1991 and 1995 respectively. With poise for higher educational attainment, Mr. Ibiang Obono also attended the University of Calabar, Cross River state and the University of Jos, Plateau State, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Masters in Business Administration (MBA) respectively. As a young man with proficiency in dual professional inclination, Mr. Obono worked as a Nurse in the Eja memorial Joint Hospital Itigidi, Abi Local Government Area and the former Infectious Disease Hospital, Calabar where he demonstrated uncommon professional zeal and competence in modern clinical Nursing Care. On the other hand, Mr. Obono is a Fellow of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN), Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) and Fellow of the Chartered Economist of Nigeria. He worked as an Accountant in the Federal Judicial Service Commission, Abuja where he rose to the position of a Chief Accountant before his employment with the National Judicial Council (NJC) in May, 2017 as an Assistant Director, Finance and Accounts. Mr. Obono is also a Career Procurement Officer. He headed of the Procurement Department of the Council from August, 2017 to March, 2021. Mr. Obono is currently a Deputy Director and Head of the Finance and Accounts Department of the National Judicial Council, Abuja. His hubbies are reading, football and farming. Mr. Obono is married with four children.
Aminu Ibrahim Safana was born on 22nd May 1971 and hails from Safana Local Government in Katsina State. Holds a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Business Administration and Management, Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM), Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) and also a Masters Degree in International Law and Diplomacy (MALD). He is a Certified National Accountant and Fellow of the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (FCNA). Began working career with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in 2001, under the Legislative Strengthening Program for Nigeria (LSPN). Worked with the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) from 2002-2010. Served as Special Adviser to Katsina State Governor on Environment from 2010-2011. Served as a Member of the Katsina state Executive council and Commissioner for Environment and later Youths and Sports Development from 2011-2015. From 2015-2017, ventured into private practice with VISDAV Consult, a chartered Accounting Firm based in Abuja, as Principal Partner, before Joining the National Judicial Council (NJC) in May 2017 as Assistant Director, Pension. He has attended so many National and International conferences as well as local and foreign trainings and courses. Safana is happily married with children and he enjoys farming.
Mr. EREWA, Oritsemaje Emmanuel, was born on 27th October, 1968 in Warri to Ogidigben, Escravos in Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State.
He attended Association Primary School, Sapele, Delta State (1973-1979), Baptist High School, Ijagbo, Kwara State (1979-1984) and graduated from Auchi Polytechnic (now Edo State Polytecnic) Auchi, Edo State in 1991.
He is a Member of the Project Management Institute (MPMI) 1998, an Associates Member of the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (ANIQS) 2000 and a Registered Member of the Quantity Surveyors Registration Council of Nigeria (RQS) 2010
He previously worked with Murty Associates: Quantity Surveyors and Project Management Consultants, Ilorin Kwara State (1992-1998) as Quantity Surveyor, Aluminum Technology Products Plc (ALTEC), (NAL Towers), Marina Lagos in 1998-2006, as Commercial Manager/Estimator and worked with EFA Associates: Quantity Surveyors and Project Management Consultants, Opebi, Lagos (2007-2010) Senior Partner.
Until his employment with the National Judicial Council in December, 2017, he was the Principal and Managing Partner of Rewaf-One Consults, a firm of Quantity Surveyors and Project Management Consultants, located in Agege, Lagos.
He has taken part in many professional seminars and courses. He has over 25 years cognate experience in Quantity Surveying, Project Management and general contacting.
Dr. Bansi Alhamdu was born on 2nd February,1983 in Adamawa State and attended Command Children’s School Yola. He later enrolled at Federal Government College Jos where he obtained his O’level.
He proceeded to Ahmadu Bello University Zaria in 2000 where he studied Medicine and Surgery,and graduated with MBBS degree in 2009.
In 2009, he was employed by the National Hospital Abuja for the one year compulsory Housemanship training which lasted till October 2010. He had his one year Youth Service with the Supreme Court Clinic after which he was retained and worked for another one year with the Supreme Court.
He joined the service of the National Judicial Council Clinic in 2012 and he is currently the Head of the National Judicial Council Clinic.
He has attended various seminars, conferences and trainings both within and outside the country.
Ayodeji Ayoyinka Owodolu,CNA ,was born on the 16th of June,1976 in Lagos State. He had his primary and Secondary education from 1988 to 1996, he graduated from University of Abuja where he bagged a B.sc ( Hons) in Accounting in 2008.
He qualified as a certified National Accountant in 2011 with the Association of National Accountants of Nigeria(ANAN). He was certified as a public Procurement Professional in 2019.
He is also a member of the Supply Chain Management Association of Canada.
He joined the Council in 2003, and since then worked in different capacities in Finance and Accounts Department before his posting to the Procurement Department in 2010 where he currently Heads.