Abiodun swears in three new judges, two perm secs


The Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, on Tuesday, sworn in Mr. Martins Akinyemi as a judge in the State High Court, Mrs. Bolanle Awoyemi and Mr. Adeniyi Lawal as judges in the Customary Court of Appeal.


The governor charged the newly sworn-in judges in the state to be the last hope of the common man.

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Speaking during the swearing-in ceremony held at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Kuto, Abeokuta, Abiodun described justice as one of the most important moral values in the sphere of law and politics.

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The governor also noted that justice exists to establish law, order, and truth as it enhances the well-being of individuals through equal access to justice.



“Justice is one of the most important moral values in the spheres of law and politics. It exists to establish law, order, and truth because it enhances the well-being of individuals through equal access, advocating for justice, and promoting policies that address systemic barriers,” he noted.


Abiodun noted that the new judges have demonstrated unwavering dedication, integrity and a profound understanding of the intricacies of the judicial system.


The governor said the new judges must not only rise above temptations and trials but be honest in all ramifications adding that that he was confident that the tradition of integrity, diligence, industry and excellence that has been the hallmark of the state judiciary will not only be continued but also enhanced.


In a similar development, Abiodun also swore in two new permanent secretaries with a promise to make the state civil service a reference in the comity of civil service in the country.


The two permanent secretaries are Engr. Muritala Adekunle and Engr. Olufisan Osiyale.

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Speaking at the swearing-in ceremony which took place at the Executive Chambers, Governor’s Office, Oke-Mosan Abeokuta on Tuesday, Abiodun noted that his administration in the last years, positioned the civil service to be vibrant and result-oriented.


He said: “As a very responsive and responsible government, working assiduously with determination, we are therefore positioning the civil and public service to be vibrant and result-oriented towards the successful implementation of our Building Our Future Together agenda.


“By our vow principles of governance that solely predicate on inclusive leadership, we consider the civil service as the prime partnership of great value and significance. Therefore, we should continue to hold you in the highest esteem and treat you with the utmost respect and respect that you deserve.”


The Head of Service, Mr. Kolawole Fagbohun, congratulated the newly appointed permanent secretaries, imploring them to work harder to justify their new positions.



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