Customary Court: Osun Assembly Confirms New President

Osun State House of Assembly has confirmed Justice Wasiu Oladejo Akanbi as President Customary Court of Appeal.

The Assembly confirmed the Governor’s nominee during the plenary after the motion moved by Majority Leader Mr. Maruf Olanrewaju and seconded by the Deputy Speaker Mr. Olufemi Popoola.

Earlier, the lawmakers had commended the nominee for his uprightness and sacrifices made in the course of his duty.

They advised the nominee to do his best to restore sanity to the judiciary and make it more functional.

In his remark, the Speaker, Mr. Timothy Owoeye noted that the nominee has demonstrated competency, capability, effectiveness and commitment to duties since his years in service.

He urged the nominee not to rest on his oars in improving the state judiciary.

The Speaker urged the state Governor, Mr. Gboyega Oyetola to proceeds with swearing in of Justice Wasiu Oladejo Akanbi as President of Customary Court of Appeal.

In another development, the Speaker frowned at Legislature and Judiciary arms of government for not being up to task on implementation of Executive Order of President on financial autonomy for both Houses of Assembly and the Judiciary.

He said the two arms of government has failed in their primary responsibilities with Section 121 and 123 not effectively implemented.

The speaker said the Judiciary arm had not supported the Legislature in implementing the financial autonomy.

Funmi Adekoya

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