Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has officially sworn in the 17th Chief Judge of Lagos state Justice Kazeem Alogba has acting Chief Judge of the State.
Africa News24 (AN24) reports that the assigning came in accordance with Section 271 (1) and (4) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended).
L-R: Immediate past Chief Judge of Lagos State, Hon. Justice Opeyemi Oke, Rtd.; Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu; newly sworn-in Acting Chief Judge of the State, Hon. Justice Kazeem Alogba and Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat during the swearing-in of Justice Alogba at the Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja, on Thursday, June 13, 2019.
An24 further recalls before appointment, Justice Alogba was the most senior of the 58 justices in the state’s judiciary, who was next to the outgoing 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.”
L-R: Former Chief Judge of Lagos State, Retired Justice Ade Alabi; Secretary to the State Government, Mrs. Folasade Jaji; Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu; newly sworn-in Acting Chief Judge of the State, Hon. Justice Kazeem Alogba; Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat and immediate past Chief Judge, Hon. Justice Opeyemi Oke, Rtd. during the swearing-in of Justice Alogba at the Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja, on Thursday, June 13, 2019. Behind are: Chief of Staff, Mr. Tayo Ayinde (right) and Head of Service, Mr. Hakeem Muri-Okunola.
The swearing in which took place at the state house of assembly had the immediate past acting chief judge of Lagos, Justice Opeyemi Oke, permanent secretaries, Lagos judges, members of the judiciary amongst others.