Earlier today, the Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, appointed a new justice of the Oyo State Customary Court of Appeal.

Makinde gave Justice Tajudeen Abdulganiyu, the recently appointed president of the Oyo State Customary Court of Appeal, the judicial oath and the oath of loyalty on Monday at the Governor’s Office, Agodi, in the state capital of Ibadan.

According to Makinde, “The emergence of Justice Abdulganiyu followed due process. He was recommended to the NJC as President of the Customary Court of Appeal, and he was duly confirmed. So, we didn’t short-circuit the process.

“We are keeping with our usual practice. We will give him all the support due to his office, and our administration has had a cordial relationship with the judiciary in the past five years.”

He established that this would strengthen the relationship with the state judicial arm and at the same time maintain a functional system.

Abdulganiyu, on the other hand, pledged that the legal sector will do its best to establish functionality in the system and elaborated on the importance of customary law.


By  Chidimma NWAFOR

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