Governor Yahaya Bello on Thur swore in Justice Richard.O. Olorunfemi as the 5th Principal Jurist of Kogi Province.
The Governor, at the swearing in ceremony admonished Justice Olorunfemi, to uphold the dispensation of justice without fearfulness or favour.
Bello also swore in Justice Siyaka Momoh Jimoh Usman as the President, Customary Tribunal of Appeal.
DAILY POST gathered that Justice Richard.O. Olorunfemi was administered the oath of business office at precisely 10:58am spell Justice Siyaka Momoh Jimoh Usman took his turn at 11:15am after a brief quotation of the Justices was read by the Secretarial assistant to the Regime of Kogi Province, Dr. Folashade Ayoade Arike.
Performing the swearing ceremony at the Drinking glass House of Kogi Province Regime House, Gov. Yahaya Bello charged the newly sworn in officers to uphold the highest level of decorum, and ensure quick dispensation of justice.
The Governor, who was represented by his Deputy, Principal Edward Onoja, assured that the Province Regime will keep to ensure that the welfare of the judiciary is made a topmost precedence.
Gov. Bello described the judiciary as an equal arm in regime and administration.
He assured that his administration will not interfere in the discharge of the duties of the judiciary arm of regime.
Spell urging them to take their considerable history to bear in providing splendid leadership, Bello charged the newly sworn in justices to discharge their duties with the fearfulness of God, assuring them of a worthy partnership that will create the newly sworn in officers excel in their new assignment.
In his remarks, Olorunfemi who spoke on behalf of the newly sworn in justices, assured of their utmost discharge to the quick dispensation of justice.
DAILY POST recalls that Kogi Province has within the finally 14 months sworn in 3 Principal Judges after the demise of Justice Nasiru Ajanah.
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