Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has approved the appointment of Justice Henry Olusuyi as the acting chief judge of the state.
The Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Onogwu Mohammed, confirmed the appointment in a statement issued on Friday evening in Lokoja, the state capital.
Onugwu Mohammed said Mr Olusuyi would function in that capacity pending the appointment of a substantive Chief Judge of the state.
Recall that the position of Chief Judge of the State became vacant following the death of Justice Nasir Ajanah on June 29.
In another related development, Governor Yahaya Bello has approved the appointment of Bayo Olowosegun as the acting President of the state’s Customary Court.
Bayo Olowosegun’s appointment also followed the demise of former occupant of the office, Shaibu Atadoga, who died on June 22.
Both appointments are for an initial period of three months after which they can be considered for full appointments.
Meanwhile, thousand of Nigerians have come out to hail ourworlgist’s Columnist, Sani Michael Omakoji who came up with a painstaking analysis why the position of Chief Judge of the state should not be left vacant following the demise of His Lordship, Justice Nasiru Ajanah.
The article which went viral on opera mini and ourworldgist sites is titled: “Opinion: All Eyes On Kogi Judiciary As Nigerians Patiently Await The Successor Of Late Chief Judge Of The State, Justice Nasiru Ajanah By Sani Michael Omakoji”