The Governor of Osun, Senator Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke today officially performed the swearing in ceremony of the four newly appointed Judges of the Osun State High Court of Justice.
It was the first of such official assignment to be performed by the governor for the members of the bar and the bench since his inauguration as the 6th democratically elected governor of Osun on the 27th of November 2022.
While describing the occasion as very significant in line with his administrations commitment to improve the lot of the judicial sector , Governor Adeleke in his speech promised a complete reform of the judicial sector of Osun state so as to get the it insulated from the many operational challenges currently confronting it .
To this end,before an array of who is who in the administration and dispensation of justice in Osun state led by the state Chief Judge,Justice Oyebola Adepele Ojo, Senator Adeleke further expressed the readiness of his administration to upgrade the existing judicial facilities in the state as well as the introduction of ICT to enhance efficient and speedy dispensation of justice.
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On the part of the personnel,the Osun helmsman also announced his readiness to expose them to training and retraining opportunities ,which , according to him,is one of the ways by which their experiences can be brought to bear in the administration and dispensation of justice.
While identifying with the entire Osun state judiciary for the successful elevation of another four officers as judges,the governor challenged those appointed to carry out their newly assigned duties incorruptibly without any fear or favour,ill will or affection in line with the justice reform sector of the Nigerian federation .
The four newly appointed judges, Hon.Justice Mohammed Adebayo Lasisi, Hon. Justice Michael Oludare Awe, Hon. Justice Fatimah Adejoke Sodamade and Hon.Justice Joseph Olukunle Owolawi had earlier took their oaths of office and allegiance before the governor and other dignitaries in attendance
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In his acceptance speech laced with gratitude and appreciation, Justice Mohammed Adebayo Lasisi,on behalf of the three other newly appointed was full of gratitude to God and all the stakeholders especially the state governor,Senator Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke, the Chief Judge,Hon.Justice Oyebola Adepele Ojo among others too numerous to mention who made their appointments into the bench of the state judiciary a reality .
Justice Lasisi on behalf of his colleagues thereafter pledged commitment with sincerity of purpose to live up to the expected billings while performing their duties as judges .
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The event which held at the multi purpose hall of the Osun Local Government Service Commission,state Secretariat,Abere, had in attendance, the state Deputy Governor – Mr Kola Adewusi, the Secretary to the State Government – Alhaji Teslim Igbalaye, Head of Service- Mr Ayanleye Aina, Former Deputy Speaker of the House of Assembly – Bar. Niyi Owolade, Permanent Secretaries, Co- ordinating Directors of various Ministries, Departments and Agencies of Government as well as royal fathers including families,relations , friends and well wishers of the newly appointed judges.