Kogi State governor, Yahaya Bello has on Wednesday sworn in newly appointed Chief Justice of Kogi State, Honourable Justice Henry Adebola Olusuyi and President Customary Court of Appeal, Justice Bayo Olusegun.
The Governor charged both legal appointee to bring their considerable history as experienced jurists to bear in the administration of justice in the state noting that he has no doubt they would provide excellent leadership for the Judiciary and the state in general.
The Swearing in ceremony took place at the glass house of the Kogi State Government House being necessitated by the recent demise of the Former Chief Judge, Justice Nasiru Ajanah and President of Customary Court of Appeal, Justice Shaibu Atadoga.
Governor Bello paid tribute to the late jurists noting that they both taught the people that selfless service to society was how to become immortal in the hearts of fellow men.
He added that they both achieved a legacy that would long outlive them while he prayed that their good works should continue to speak for them in eternity.
On the issue of the covid-19 pandemic the governor re-emphasized that there was the need for an evolving synergy between science and common sense, medicine and governance to beat it
Governor Bello added that such synergy was the only way citizens could find peace between the actual and the stated causes of death in a great number of cases.
In his vote of thanks, the newly sworn in, Acting Chief Judge, Justice Henry Adebola Olusuyi thanked the Governor for being a Rule of law complaint and for providing a suitable environment for the judiciary to perform their responsibilities.
He on behalf of his counterpart assured that they would perform their responsibility with fairness, justice and equity while he pleaded for continued support and collaboration from all.