12 January 2021 By Olusegun Oyenibi
Kogi State Government has restated its commitment to the Independence of the Judiciary in the State.
Governor Yahaya Bello stated this in a message to the swearing-in of a new acting Chief Judge of the State, Justice Samuel Omeiza Otu in Lokoja.
Represented by his Deputy, Chief Edward Onoja, Governor Bello said his administration has continued to support the Judiciary to perform its constitutional roles without interference.
He charged the acting CJ to serve with utmost sense of integrity without fear or favour and build on the legacies of his predecessors.
The Governor said his administration is working towards making judicial Officers more comfortable through the provision of official vehicles and a conducive environment to perform their duties.
Earlier in a remark, the State Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Mohammed Sani said the appointment of an acting Chief Judge became imperative to fill the vacuum created by the retirement of the Chief Judge in accordance with the constitution.
Speaking, the new Acting Chief Judge, Justice Samuel Omeiza Otu promised to uphold the ethics of the profession.
Justice Otu assured of the continued cooperation of the Judiciary under his watch with the other arms of government in a bid to move the State forward.