Following the retirement of Justice Henry Olusiyi as the Chief Judge of Kogi State on Monday, Kogi State government has appointed Justice Sunday Otu as the new acting Chief Judge of Kogi State.
He was sworn-in by the Deputy Governor, Chief Edward Onoja on Tuesday in Government House, Lokoja on behalf of the state governor.
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In his charge to the new acting Chief Judge, the Governor of the State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello enjoined Justice Otu to serve with faithfulness, loyalty and honesty.
He charged the new head of judiciary to take the job of taking the other arms of government to the next level by being dedicated to his job and assist the state in its efforts to make a swift administration of justice a top priority.
The Governor congratulated the new Ag Chief Judge, while reiterating his administration’s huge expectations on the new Chief Judge.
In his opening address at the occasion, the State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Ibarhim Mohammed Sani (SAN) described the event as the beginning of another era as provided for in the Nigerian Constitution.
He said following the retirement of Justice Olusiyi whose Valedictory Session held, the constitution contemplates such situation and has provided what should be done where such situation arises.
In his vote of thanks, the new Chief Judge who appealed for synergy among the three arms of government said the failure of one arm is the failure of all hence the need for them to work together for the progress and development of the state.
He assured of his commitment to ensuring the reform and progress recorded under his predecessor continued for the benefit of the staff and advancement of the State Judiciary.