James Azania, Lokoja
KOGI State government on Wednesday swore in Justice Henry Olusiyi as the Chief Judge of the state.
The swearing-in ceremony was held in Lokoja, the state capital, after Olusiyi took his oath of office.
Governor Yahaya Bello led Deputy Governor Edward Onoja, House of Assembly Speaker Matthew Kolawole and other top government officials to the ceremony.
The swearing-in ceremony took place five days after the governor approved Olusiyi’s appointment in an acting capacity.
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The position became vacant following the death of the former CJ, Justice Nasir Ajanah, on June 29.
Bello also swore in Bayo Olowosegun as the Acting President of the state’s Customary Court of Appeal.
Olowosegun is replacing Shaibu Atadoga, who died on June 22, 2020.
Bello said: “In tribute, I am proud to say that the late Justice Ajanah and the late Justice Atadoga both teach us that selfless service to society is how to become immortal in the hearts of your fellow men.”