Ohikwo Muhammad – Lokoja
KOGI State Governor Alhaji Yahaya Bello has sworn in a New Chief Judge of the State as well as President, Kogi State Customary Court of Appeal.
They are Justice Henry Olusiyi and Justice John Olowosegun respectively.
Speaking after the Justices took their oath of office at the Banquet Hall, Government House, Lokoja, Governor Bello urged the Judicial Officers to improve on the system and ensure an effective adjudication process in the state.
The Governor who sought collaboration of all arms of government restated his administration’s commitment towards upholding the principles of separation of powers.
Alhaji Bello further paid glowing tributes to the late Chief Judge of the state, Justice Nasir Ajana as well as late President, Customary Court of Appeal, Kogi State, Justice Shuaibu Atadoga.
In a remark, the newly sworn in Chief Judge, Justice Henry Olusiyi applauded Governor Bello for the transparency exhibited in the proceses leading to their emergence.
Speaking on his plans, Justice Olusiyi said courts in the state were being sensitized on the need to ensure quick dispensation of justice.
He added that measures were also in place to employ technology and digitization of the judicial system in the state.
Earlier, Kogi State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Muhammed Sani Ibrahim SAN, explained that the two jurists were thorough bred and had distinguished themselves while serving in acting capacities.
The Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello had in July appointed Justices Olusiyi and Olowosegun as Chief Judge as well as President Customary Court of Appeal respectively to fill the positions in acting capacities following the demise of former Chief Judge, Justice Nasir Ajana and Justice Shuaibu Atadoga.