Meet Safiya Umar from Katsina; 1st Female Senior Advocate of Nigeria in North Western Nigeria
Meet Barr. Safiya Badamasi Umar from Katsina. She is the First Female Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) from northwest and even the northwestern parts of Nigeria.
She breaks the record being the first person ever attained highest legal rank of SAN from Katsina state.
Born on June 12, 1968 at Malumfashi town of Katsina State, the erudite lawyer rose through the rank to become the Solicitor General/Permanent Secretary of the Katsina State Ministry of Justice in November 2018.
She began her primary education at Aya Primary School, Funtua and obtained Primary School Leaving Certificate in 1980. She proceeded to FGCC Bakori, Katsina State between 1981 to 1985.
In 1985 she commenced the study of law in the then Kaduna State College of Legal and Islamic Studies, now Hassan Usman Katsina State Polytechnic and obtained a Diploma in Law in 1987.
She attended Bayero University Kano between 1991 and 1995, where she obtained LL.B (Hons). She proceeded to Nigerian Law School and was called to the Nigerian Bar as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 1998.
Badamasi began her working career with Katsina Ministry of Commerce and Tourism briefly between 1989 and 1990 as Assistant Tourism Officer.
She later transferred her services to Katsina State Ministry of Justice where she rose from Litigation Officer to her current position of Permanent Secretary/Solicitor-General.
Before becoming the Solicitor-General, she was Director of Public Prosecution, DPP, Katsina State between 2007 and 2018.
She has to her credit four Supreme Court judgments as well as many Court of Appeal and High Court judgments.
Hajiya Badamasi became the Solicitor General and Permanent Secretary of the Katsina State Ministry of Justice in November 2018.