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Chief Registrar High Court Of Justice

Barr. Bello Isa Umar Sheriff
Chief Registrar
High Court of Justice

BELLO ISA UMAR SHERIFF –Was born on 5 January, 1966, hails from Gombe, he stared his early education at St. Paul primary school, Jos in 1983 and Midland Commercial college, Jos from 1983- 1987 and proceed to University of Maiduguri from 1988 -1992 then Nigerian Law School, Lagos in 1993, General Certificate in Computer in 2009 then Masters in Business Law from Bayero University, Kano from 2011 – 2012.

Barr. Bello Sheriff stated his working career since his one year mandatory service from 1993 -1994 then he continued with private legal practicing in various Chambers from 1995 to 1999. He was appointed as Magistrate Gombe state Judiciary from 2000 to 2022 and currently appointed as chief Registrar High Court of Justice, Gombe State from 2022 to date.

He served in various legal committees and attendants many seminar/workshops and 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.