9 Oct 2015

Mahmud Mohammed. Boigraphy

Mahmud Mohammed
Mahmud Mohammed was born on November 10, 1946. He is a native of Jalingo in
Taraba State of Nigeria and a Chief Justice Of The Federal Republic Of Nigeria.

Mahmud has Bachelor's degree in Law (LL.B) which he obtained from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, when he graduated in the year 1970. After his law degree, he attended the Nigerian Law School, in Lagos and was subsequently called to bar in the year 1971. 

Mahmud started his career in public service with the Ministries of Justice of the then North-eastern state, and Gongola State, and the judiciaries of the then Gongola State.

In the year 1991, he was appointed the Acting Chief judge of Taraba State, and later was confirmed the Substantive Chief Judge of Taraba State that same year.

Before being appointed a Justice of the Supreme Court in the year 2005, Mahmud was Justice of the Court of Appeal, and later the presiding Justice. 

Apart from his legal qualifications, Mahmud holds a certificate in legislative drafting which he obtained from the Commonwealth Institute of Legislative Drafting; a certificate in Human Resources Planning and management obtained from the National Institute of Public Management, Washington USA; a certificate of administration of justice in a presidential system of government issued by the Institute of Judicial Administration, University of New York USA; and a certificate in government legal advisers course obtained from the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London, UK.

As a public servant, Mahmud has served as a member of several committees and panels. He received national recognition, having been awarded Commander of Order of the Niger (CON) as well as Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (OFR). 

Mahmud Mohammed has been attending several workshops and seminars; he has also presented lots of papers at different judicial workshops. Mahmud is a member of the Bar Council, Council of Legal Education, and the Body of Benchers.

Mahmud Mohammed is married, and has children, and his hobbies include farming, Photography, reading and swimming, . 

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