Kogi Assembly Confirms Justice Olusiyi As Substantive CJ

Kogi Assembly Confirms Justice Olusiyi As Substantive CJ

The Kogi State House of Assembly on Tuesday confirmed the appointment of Justice Henry Adebola Olusiyi as the substantive Chief Judge of Kogi State.

The Assembly also confirmed Hon. Justice John Bayo Olowosegun, as President of Kogi State Customary Court of Appeal. In a letter addressed to the Assembly by the State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, speaker of the house, Prince Mathew Kolawole said Justice Olusiyi was recommended by the National Judicial Council, (NJC) for the appointment.

He said Olusiyi name was nominated for screening and confirmation in line with section 271 (1) of the 1999 constitution as amended.

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After the screening, Bello Hassan Balogun, the House Leader representing Ajaokuta State Constituency, moved a motion that Justice Olusiyi and Justice Olowosegun should take a bow and leave.

He said this was necessary in view of their track record in the administration of justice.

It could be recalled that, Hon. Justice Henry Adebola Olusiyi came on board as the Acting Chief Judge of Kogi State after the sudden demise of the former office holder, Late Hon. Justice Nasiru Ajanah who died on 28th June, 2020.

His motion was seconded by the member representing Igalamela Odolu Constituency, Barr. Cosmos Atabor.

Prince Mathew Kolawole, the Speaker, who announced the confirmation, directed the clerk to inform the governor of the confirmation.

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Hon Justice Henry Adebola Olusiyi hails from Igbaruku-Okeri in Yagba West Local Government Area Kogi State.

It could also be recalled that Justice Olowosegun replaced late Justice Ibrahim Shaibu Atadoga, who also died in June 2020.

Meanwhile, the house has sworn in Hon. Atule Egbunu as the lawmaker representing Ibaji State Constituency. Egbunu replaced John Abba who died in June, 2020.

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