From Ahmed Ibrahim, Lokoja
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has tasked the new Chief Judge of the state, Justice Henry Olusuyi and the President of the Customary Court of Appeal, Justice Bayo Oluwasegun to bring their experience to bear, in championing the cause of administration of Justice in the state.
The governor who gave the charge during the swearing in of the two legal luminaries at the Government House in Lokoja yesterday, pointed out that he strongly believed that the duo would provide the needed excellent leadership in the judiciary, that would propel the state to higher heights.
He therefore stressed the need for them to execute all the functions of their offices with erudition and fear of God, urging them to be above board in discharging their responsibilities.
The governor further described the late chief judge of the state, Justice Nasiru Ajanah and the late President of the Customary Court of Appeal, Justice Shaibu Atadoga as selfless leaders, who contributed in no small measures to the development of the state, particularly in the administration of justice.
He added that late Justices Ajanah and Atadoga have left an indelible landmarks in the sand of time, hoping that the good works they did while on planet Earth, would speak for them in eternity.
The governor equally used the occasion to emphasized the need for an evolving synergy between science and common sense, as well as medicine and governance in tackling the challenges posed by Corona Virus to the world.
According to the governor, such approach was the only viable way the citizens can find peace between the actual and stated causes of death in a great number of cases, arising from the virus.