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Dr Musa Adamu Aliyu Esq was appointed the State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice by His Excellency, the Governor of Jigawa State, Alhaji Muhammad Badaru Abubakar, MON on 30th of September 2019. An indigene of Birnin Kudu Local Government Area of Jigawa State, Dr Aliyu obtained his LL.B degree from Bayero University Kano in 2003. Since his admission to the Nigerian Bar in 2004, Dr Aliyu has been engaged in active legal practice save for time taken out to pursue his postgraduate education. He obtained an LL.M Degree in Islamic Law in 2011 from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He further obtained a PhD degree in 2019 at the School of Law Universiti Utara Malaysia in Constitutional Law specializing in Appointment and Discipline of Judicial Officers in Nigeria.
Dr Aliyu’s years of practice as an advocate began in the prestigious law offices of AKI P.A. and Company in Gombe State to A.A. Umar & Co. in Kano, the well-known law firm founded by late Aliyu Umar SAN; a former Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Kano State between 2003 – 2011 and also a former Director Public Prosecution in the Ministry of Justice Kano State. Dr Aliyu has a passion for academics. He has over ten publications in peer-reviewed journals and had attended conferences within Nigeria and Malaysia.
Dr Aliyu is a visionary who desires change and development of the legal profession as such has been an active member of the Nigerian Bar Association and Nigeria Association of Law Teachers. He served the NBA Kano Branch in various capacities. He is a former Vice-Chairman of the NBA, Kano Branch in 2016 – 2017, Chairman Human Rights Committee of the NBA Kano Branch, 2016 – 2017, Secretary of the Continuing Legal Education Committee in 2014 – 2016 and member of the Anti-Corruption Committee, of the branch in 2012 – 2014.
As a visionary, Dr Aliyu is a strong advocate for a united and effective Bar. A reformer that is facilitating the Jigawa State Ministry of Justice and Justice sector as a whole improve the ways they are working through an overhaul of the system and introduction of new and modern processes including Information Technology tools for effective and efficient service delivery.
Dr Aliyu has made outstanding contributions to the development of Nigerian law, jurisprudence and advocacy through the handling of many cases from inferior courts to Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.
Though a lawyer and academic, Dr Aliyu is also is a philanthropist. His rare passion for human development, in general, is matchless and exemplary through his numerous services to the community, pro bono cases, street lawyering and legal clinical services.