Lagos State Governor Appoints Acting Chief Judge As Justice Oke Bows Out
Written by Adekoya on June 10, 2019
Governor Babajide Sanwo-olu has appointment Justice Kazeem O. Alogba as the 17th Chief Judge of Lagos State with effect from Tuesday 11th June 2019, in acting capacity, pending the recommendation of the National Judicial Council (NJC) and subsequent confirmation of the State House of Assembly.
This is in accordance with Section 271 (1) and (4) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (As amended). 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, Justice Opeyemi Oke, who is set to disengage statutorily from the State Judiciary from today Monday 10 June 2019.
The newly appointed Acting Chief Judge will be sworn-in on Thursday 13th June 2019 at the Governor’s Office, Lagos House, Alausa Ikeja.
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.