By: Emeka Iwuagwu & Wisdom Acka

The Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello, has approved the appointment of Barrister Gardiya Gamiya Bawa of the FCT Legal Services Secretariat as the new Solicitor-General of the Federal Capital Territory Administration.

A Press Statement issued on Sunday by the Director, Information and Communication, FCT, Muhammad Hazat Sule, disclosed that Bawa is to                                     succeed Barrister Yusuf Wodi, who is due to retire from service on October 1, 2022. 

According to the statement, this new appointment is contained in a letter dated 4th August 2022 signed by the Director, Human Resource Management, Muhammad Bashir, on behalf of the FCT Permanent Secretary, Mr. Olusade Adesola.

The statement states that to avoid creating a vacuum in service, after Barrister Wodi served notice of retirement, the Minister based on the recommendation of FCT Legal Services Secretariat, appointed Barrister Gardiya Gamiya Bawa as Solicitor-General but to assume office by October 1, 2022, when Barrister Wodi is expected to bow out of service. 

Barrister Bawa was born on February 28, 1968, in Donga Local Government Area of Taraba State. The new Solicitor-General attended Dauda-Kwancha Primary, Donga, and Government Secondary School Takum both in Taraba State. 

He also attended College of Preliminary Studies, Yola before proceeding to the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria for a Law Degree programme in 1988. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1992 and had his National Youth Service Corps between 1992 -1993. 

The new Solicitor-General is a member of many professional bodies including the Nigeria Bar Association, and Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators among others.

Barrister Bawa attended several local and international trainings including training at the Royal Institute of Public Administration (RIPA), London.

Before his appointment, Barrister Bawa was the Director Legal Services, Land Administration / Abuja Geographic Information Systems (AGIS).