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Lagos appoints Justice Kazeem Alogba acting Chief Judge

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Lagos State Governor Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu has appointed Honourable Justice Kazeem O. Alogba as the 17th Chief Judge of Lagos State, in acting capacity, pending the recommendation of the National Judicial Council (NJC) and subsequent confirmation of the State House of Assembly.

The appointment, which is in accordance with Section 271 (1) and (4) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (As amended), takes effect from Tuesday, June 11, 2019

According to a statement by Mr. Gboyega Akosile, the Deputy Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, 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 10 June 2019.

“Accordingly, the newly appointed Acting Chief Judge will be sworn-in on Thursday 13th June 2019 in the Governor’s Office, Lagos House, Alausa Ikeja at 10 am.

“Prior to his appointment, Justice Kazeem Alogba was the most senior of the 58 Honourable Justices in the State Judiciary next to the out-going Chief Judge, and had 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 31 January 2019.

“The new Acting Chief Judge is hereby wished a most impactful tenure of Office”, the statement stated.

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