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chairman judicial service commission

Hon. Justice Joseph Ahmed Awak
Judicial Service Commission

HON. JUSTICE JOSEPH AHMED AWAK – was born on 5 October 1957 and Hails from AAWAK, Kaltungo Local Government Area OF Gombe State, he started his Education career from Awak ECWA Transfer primary school/ Ture Senior primary school from 1965 -1971 and Government Secondary School Kaltungo from 1972 -1976, then Bauchi State college of Arts and Sciences from 1972-1978, He Obtained Bachelor of Law from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria from 1979-1982 and Law school from 1982-1983.

Hon. Justice Awak- started his working career as Youth Corper for mandatory one year from 1983 -1984 and later pupil state counsel for one year too then got appointment as Magistrate Grade 11 from 1985 then promoted to the chief Magistrate Grade 1 in 1996, in 1999 he was Appointed High court Judge and rose to the chief Judge of Gombe state from 2 January, 2022 to date

He served in various capacities in Elections Tribunals across the states, also attendants many seminar/workshops and international conferences

WHO WE ARE Established in 2016, the Directorate of Research, Documentation and ICT was restructured and strengthened in 2020 by Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya as part of his efforts to pursue an evidence-based approach to public policy; establish a robust system of record keeping for planning and policy in the state; and increase the use of digital technology in public service delivery. The Directorate is headed by the Director-General Research and Documentation and it consists of three (3) sections namely: Research, Documentation and ICT. The research section is charged with the responsibility of gathering and analysing empirical data necessary for the formulation of policies, programs, projects and other day to day critical decisions of the Government. The documentation department is responsible for maintenance of modern data base of accurate records and information of government, while the ICT unit manages the digital infrastructure and process of the Government. Specific functions An outline of the functions of the sections under this Directorate is as follows:
  • Data collection and analysis on infrastructure requirements of all communities in the State in order of the communities’ priority;
  • Documentation of intertribal relations and conflicts in the State;
  • Development of a small but administratively functional library and archives for ease of reference as input to critical decisions;
  • Development of database on the achievements of the past and present administrations in the State;
  • Development of database on major security challenges and crime statistics with a view to enabling predictions for proactive purposes;
  • Conducting of opinion polls on critical political and social issues with a view to shaping Government’s political focus whenever the need arises;
  • Keeping a chronicle of events as they affect the lives of the various communities of the State;
  • Impact analysis of Government policies along the lines of acceptable performance indicators;
  • Keeping track of online information blogging same and drawing Government’s attention;
  • Updating the Gombe State Website and developing synergy with other popular sites with a view to advertising the State website;
  • Establish and maintain a small cybercafé for use by Government House staff and other Ministries, Departments and Agencies whenever the need arises;
  • Training of Government House Computer Operators on relevant software and maintenance of Government House computers and internet facilities;
  • Keeping a data bank of curriculum vitae of all relevant Citizens of the State.
In carrying out the duties outlined above, the department adopts the following methods:
  • Collaboration with Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs);
  • Raising teams drawn from within and outside the State Civil Service to work on particular issue(s);
  • Collaboration with reputable relevant consultants; Library and field research to be carried out by the office; and
  • Any other method(s) within the rules developed from time to time by the office as necessitated by issues at stake.