Governor Bello of Kogi State has called on judicial officers in the State to execute their duties with erudition and fear of Almighty God.
The Governor who stated this while swearing in the State acting Chief Judge and the President Customary Court of Appeal, urged them to emulate the good works of their predecessors, late Justice Ajanah and Late Justice Atadoga.
He disclosed that Justices Ajanah and Atadoga did not only served the state judiciously, but were legal luminaries that set a standard of excellence that inspired reforms, their standards and would outlive them.
Speaking further, Governor said the state is lucky to have found worthy successors to our departed legal heroes and with their impeccable record he has no doubt that they will provide excellent leadership for our Judiciary state and the state in general.
The Governor affirm that that the Nigeria constitution allows him to appoint Judges to fill vacant posts they may have been created by death which he filled with the most senior Judges accordingly.
The Executive Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, recently sworn inn Justice Henry Olusuyi as acting Chief Judge and Justice Bayo Olowosegun as acting President Customary Court of Appeals in an elaborate ceremony yesterday at government house Lokoja.
The appointment was made to fill the vacuum created by the death of both Justice Nasir Ajanah, who was the Chief Judge and Justice Ibrahim Atadoga who was the President Court of appeal, these two gentlemen died within the space of one week.
Speaking earlier, the State Commissioner of Justice, Barrister Mohammed Sanni commended Governor Bello for his swift and just action in the appointment which he said is in accordance of Nigeria constitution.
He thanks the Governor for all the good things h has been doing for the Judiciary which he said provided the conducive atmosphere for them to do well.
He concluded that the Governor has made a right choice in the appointment and he has no doubt that they will live up to expectations and discharge their duties excellent.