Justice Josiah Majebi has been sworn in as the substantive Chief Judge of Kogi State by Gov Yahaya Bello,
The swearing-in ceremony took place at the Kogi State Government House in Lokoja on Friday.
Speaking at the ceremony, Governor Bello said his administration will continue to do its best at putting the judiciary in its rightful position.
“We can get more accomplished with determination and courage in the quest for an egalitarian society”.
The Governor said the Chief Judge is a product of due process, explaining that his inauguration followed the approval of the National Judicial Council, NJC.
“He has the experience, character and education to occupy the office following his cognate experience”.
The Governor noted that Nigeria presently needed a vibrant judiciary that will live up to expectations.
Governor Bello urged the Chief Judge to use his wealth of experience to advance the state’s judiciary.
In his response, the Chief Judge, Justice Josiah Majebi said his vision is to ensure judicial integrity.
He said a council of judges has been instituted alongside others to achieve set objectives in the state judiciary.
Justice Majebi also said he has established some directorates and units as well as welfare initiatives for staff.
The Chief Judge thanked the Governor, the national judicial council and other stakeholders for their support, assuring that first-line judicial service will not be compromised under his leadership.
Justice Josiah Majebi was appointed Acting Chief Judge on 27th June 2022.