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Monday, January 6, 2020

Ogun Assembly Grills Justice Ojo, Nominee For C/Court Of Appeal President

Heritage Odih, Abeokuta

President of the Customary Court of Appeal nominee, Justice Mobolaji Ojo, on Monday appeared before the Ogun State House of Assembly for screening, assuring the state legislators  led by Speaker Kunle Oluomo, that he would put in place initiatives aimed at repositioning and preserving the Customary laws of the state if confirmed.

Ojo described the customary court arm of the judiciary as the identity of the people, saying it is closest to the people and remained the fundamental part of the people's  culture.

He added that it would be redefined to further improve and preserve the rich cultural heritage of the State for the upcoming generations.

The nominee hails from Yewa South Local Government of the State, he bagged Bachelor of Laws degree certificate from University of Lagos in 1983 and called to bar in 1984.

He later  proceeded to same University of Lagos to obtain his Masters of Law(LLM) in 1998.

He was elevated to the high court bench and sworn in as Judge of the State High Court in October, 2000, and subsequently served as presiding/administrative judge in the High Court of Justice in Ijebu- Ode, Ijebu Igbo, Ota and Abeokuta judicial divisions.

Also, the Assembly screened another Commissioner nominee, Mrs. Kikelomo Longe, an Investment/financial controls and accounting expert, who disclosed that the State remained an entity with rich potentials that could be harnessed for more economic growth and developmentt opportunities for the benefit of the people.

Longe, a native of Abeokuta South, bagged Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Lagos, later became an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) in 1986.

The screening of Mrs. Longe today brings to 19, the total number of Commissioner nominees so far screened by the ninth Assembly, out of which 18 had been confirmed fit by the Assembly to be appointed as Commissioner in the State.

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