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Fayemi swears in new high court judges

Implementation of the Judicial Financial management Law for Judiciary workers will commence this month in Ekiti state.

Governor Kayode Fayemi announced this in Ado Ekiti at the swearing-in of four new legal practitioners recommended for appointment as judges by the National Judicial Council into the State High Court.

Governor Fayemi said the financial management law was geared towards improving the welfare of judicial workers.

The Governor also said he had directed the immediate payment of one month out of the salary arrears owed judicial workers in the state by the previous administration.

The Governor, who charged the new judges to exhibit professionalism by sustaining the ethics of the bench, assured them that government would not shirk from its responsibilities to improve on the administration of justice in the state.

Expressing happiness at the recommendations of four judges by the NJC, he said it was In response to agitations for the review of the process and procedures of appointing young lawyers to the Bench.

Responding, one of the newly sworn in judges, Justice Johnson Apuabi thanked Dr Fayemi for the opportunity to serve, and assured him that they would not betray the trust reposed in them.

The four new justices are: Johnson Apuabi, Olalekan Olatawura, Oyinkansola Oluboyede and Blessing Ajileye.

Editing by Abdullahi Lamino