From Noah Ocheni, Lokoja
The Chief Judge of Kogi State , Justice Nasiru Ajanah on Monday charged the 21 newly appointed Magistrates and Area Court Judges in the state to abreast themselves with the new developments in law to up date their decisions and judgements.
Justice Ajanah who gave the charge at the state high court in Lokoja on Monday during the swearing-in of 9 Magistrates and 12 Area Court Judges, said that the administration of Justice needs lower court judges that are proactive and diligent in their duties, adding “watch the case flow in their court and ensure they have return on cases that are commendable”
He advised the newly inaugurated lower court judges to exhibit courage, patience, knowledge, wisdom and integrity as qualities and virtues that would propelled them to discharged their duties creditably.
Justice Ajanah told the Magistrates and Area Court Judges that Kogi State Judiciary has zero tolerance for corruption , saying “your integrity is your number one asset in this task and you must be above board”.
He reminded them that “You all went through a rigorous process of selection at the Judicial Service Commission before your appointment.
“Your appointment is Prima Facie evidence of your competence and ability and when you begin to sit as Magistrates and Area Court Judges you will need to justify the confidence reposed on you by this appointment.”
“While I congratulate the families and friends that have come to share this day of joy with them; I must warn that you allow the new Magistrates and Area Court Judges to do their jobs without pressuring them to flout their judicial oath.” He added.
The newly appointed Magistrates are Usman Muhammed Enesi, Khadijat Kassim, Ugbedeojo A. Susan, Ajibola Olushola Sunday, Abdullahi Illiyasu, Ogido Hannah Ize , Tosin Shalom Orunmbe, Olushola Bamidele Seun and David Ojomah.
While the Area Court Judges are Abubakar Dauda, Isah Nimmah Ozavize, Ogunlaiye O. Emmanuel, Owonibi Iyabode Olayemi, Ibrahim B. Abdukarim, Fadamijo Daniel Praise.
Others are Shuaibu Abdulganiyu, Isah Shifao Oyiza, Mohammed N. Abubakar , Edini Daniel, Suleiman Mohammed Ada and Ahmed Khadijat O.