Gov. Oyetola Swears in Five High Court Judges

Governor of Osun State, Mr Gboyega Oyetola has sworn in five High Court judges.

The new judges are Adeniji Adedapo Olugbenga, Ganiyat Omobola Lawal, Akande Babafemi Abimbola, Okediya Maurice Olufisayo and Olokede-Obadina Christiana. 

Speaking at the ceremony in Osogbo, Mr Oyetola said the appointment of more judges was part of efforts to strengthen the administration of justice and fortify the state’s strong and viable Bench. 

He explained that the quest to fill the vacant positions was in line with the administration’s resolve to build a Judiciary that would build a just and peaceful society and ensure the socio-economic development of the state.

The Governor pledged that the administration would continue to seek best hands to build the capacity and efficiency of its judicial officers, stressing that no sacrifice was too great to strengthen the Judiciary.

The Governor, who commended the judiciary for strengthening the Constitution through justice dispensation, expressed satisfaction at the thorough screening process that produced the newly-sworn-in judges who are no doubt some of the best officers of the law in the state.

Speaking on behalf of other new judges, Justice Akande Babafemi Abimbola, appreciated Governor Oyetola for counting them worthy to serve the state in high capacity as Justices of the High Court.

He pledged his commitment and those of his colleagues to discharge their duties in accordance with the Constitution without fear or favour, saying, “We shall uphold our oath to the best of our ability”.


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