Gov. Fayemi Swears in Judge

Judicial officers in Ekiti State have been charged to be impartial and upright in adjudicating cases to further strengthening the tenets of justice delivery.

Governor Kayode Fayemi gave the charge in Ado Ekiti, at the swearing in of former Chief Registrar of Ekiti State High Court, Mr Obafemi Fasanmi as a judge in the state’s Judiciary.

Dr Fayemi, who described that the duty of judicial officers as sensitive, urged them to be firm and upright to overcome challenges associated with their profession.

He equally advised them to be wary of the political class, who might want to influence them to give judgments in their favour as such would undermine the independence of the Judiciary.

The governor told the gathering that his administration would continue to give necessary assistance to the judicial sector to enable it to perform well.. 

Earlier, the state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr wale Fapohunda said Mr Obafemi Fasanmi’s appointment as a judge followed the recommendation of the National Judicial Council as provided for in the nation’s constitution.

Also, the Chief Judge of Ekiti State, Justice Ayodeji Daramola said the task before the new judge was enormous and appealed to him to give his best to ensure quick justice delivery..

Responding, the New Judge, Justice Obafemi Fasanmi promised to uphold the oath and allegiance of his office.

Radio Nigeria correspondent, Tope Bamidele reports that the newly sworn in commissioners for Finance, Mr Ayoola owolabi and that of Arts, Culture and Tourism, Professor Bakare Ojo Razak took their oath of secrecy as members of the State Executive Council during its first meeting of the year.

Tope Bamidele

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