Lagos State Governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday swore-in Justice Opeyemi Oke as the Acting Chief Judge of the State, with a charge on her to discharge her duties with exemplary wisdom, candour and integrity.
Justice Oke, who was appointed to the bench of the State High Court about twenty years ago, is taking over from Justice Olufunmilayo Atilade who retired on September 24, 2017 having attained the statutory retirement age of 65.
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Speaking at Lagos House in Ikeja while performing the swearing-in ceremony, Governor Ambode said the appointment of Justice Oke as the acting CJ of the State was in line with judicial precedence and the long-aged tradition of succession by seniority on the bench.
He said while the State awaits the recommendation of the National Judicial Council (NJC), he considered it expedient to administer oath of office on Justice Oke in acting capacity without delay to avoid a vacuum in the leadership of the State Judiciary