Ondo State Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu has felicitated with the newly elevated justices from Ondo State, describing the two justices of the Court of Appeal from the state as upright jurists.
Justice Ademola Bola and Justice Olabode Adegbehingbe both indigenes of the state were among the 18 new justices elevated to the Court of Appeal of Nigeria.
Until their recent promotion, they were justices in the state High Court, Akure.
Speaking at a dinner organised by the state government in their honour yesterday, Governor Akeredolu said the two justices are held in high esteem and described them as courageous jurists.
While congratulating them on their well-deserved elevation, the governor said the state is proud to have produced upright Justices like them.
Akeredolu promised to continue to push for more judges from the state to be elevated at both the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court, saying he will not allow the state to be shortchanged in the scheme of things.
The governor also promised that retired judges in the state would be celebrated in their lifetime, even as he called for prayers for the elevated Justices to be able to discharge the onerous tasks ahead.
The chairman of the occasion and former president of the National Industrial Court, Justice Babatunde Adejumo, appreciated the governor for the reception in honour of the two justices.
The justices thanked the governor for working tirelessly to ensure that the state was not shortchanged in the appointments