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Sanwo-Olu Appoints Justice Kazeem Alogba Acting Chief Judge

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Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has appointed Honourable Justice Kazeem Alogba as the Acting Chief Judge of Lagos State.

The appointment takes effect on Tuesday, June 11, pending the recommendation of the National Judicial Council (NJC) and subsequent confirmation of the State House of Assembly.

 

This is according to a statement signed by the Deputy Chief Press, Mr. Gboyega Akosile.

 

The statement is quoted to have stated that “the appointment of the new Acting Chief Judge is consequent upon the need to prevent a vacuum in the State Judiciary, given the imminent retirement of the present Chief Judge of Lagos State, Honourable Justice Opeyemi Oke, who is set to disengage statutorily from the State Judiciary from today Monday, 10th June 2019”.

 

It further stated that the appointment is in accordance with Section 271 (1) and (4) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) after due cognizance of the integrity, selfless service, and record of the impressive performance of Honourable Justice Alogba.

 

The Acting Chief Judge will be sworn in on Thursday, 13th June 2019 at the Governor’s Office, Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja by 10.00 am prompt.

 

Prior to his appointment, Justice Alogba was the most senior among the 58 Justices in the State Judiciary and next to the outgoing Chief Judge. He had also chaired the Committee on the review of the High Court Civil Procedure Rules, which culminated in the new High Court of Lagos (Civil Procedure) Rules of 2019 that came into force on January 31, 2019

 

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