Makinde, Aseyin Congratulate New Acting CJN, Ariwoola


Oyo State Governor, ‘Seyi Makinde, has congratulated Honourable Justice Olukayode Ariwoola on his elevation and swearing-in as the Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria by President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Aseyin of Iseyin, Oba Abdul-Ganiy Adekunle and the people of Iseyin Community in Oyo State, have hailed the appointment of Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, as the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).

Governor Makinde described Iseyin-born Ariwoola’s elevation as Acting CJN as a deserving development and reward for diligence, patriotism and service to the nation.

A statement by the Special Assistant (Print Media) to the governor, Moses Alao, quoted Governor Makinde as saying that he has no doubt that the jurist would restore the glory of Apex Court and the judiciary.

“I congratulate a noble son of Oyo State, His Lordship, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, on his elevation and swearing-in as Chief Justice of Nigeria, in acting capacity.

“This elevation comes as a deserving development, a well-deserved promotion that comes after decades of hard work, diligence, patriotism and forthrightness in the judiciary.

“I have no doubt that the new Acting CJN will turn around the fortunes of the judiciary and the apex court for good by bringing his wealth of experience to bear in restoring the glory of the judiciary.

“On behalf of the good people and government of Oyo State, I celebrate Justice Ariwoola and pray to God to grant him the needed enablement to succeed in the new office.”

The traditional ruler, who hailed the appointment of Ariwoola as acting CJN, told newsmen in Ibadan that his elevation to the new position was due to years of dedication and brilliant legal sojourn.

Adekunle said that Ariwoola’s achievement would go into the history of the ancient town that “one of its sons has made a remarkable accomplishment in the legal and judiciary system during his reign as the Aseyin of Iseyin”.

According to him, today, I am so happy about this development of the elevation of Justice Olukayode Ariwoola to the esteemed, apex position in the judiciary, which is the acting Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).

“He has made history as the first son of Oyo State, Oke-Ogun and Iseyin to attain this feat.

“I wish every youth of today will take after this achievement, which is a product of years of legal toil, dedication to the legal career and a brilliant legal sojourn.

“Now, I can say that during my own time, Iseyin has been again put in the mouths of people around the world,” the Aseyin said.

Also, the Iseyin Development Union (IDU) said the union was proud and happy about Ariwoola’s appointment as the acting CJN.

In a statement by its National President, Alhaji Bayo Raji, the union said that Ariwoola’s achievement would serve as “a veritable point of reference to guide future leaders”.

Raji prayed God to guide Ariwoola to be able to deliver justice with the fear of God, maintained Rule of Law, equity and good conscience in his new judicial endeavours.

He described the appointment as marvellous, well deserved and long awaited elevation, adding that Iseyin community are very happy about it.

“On behalf of Kabiyesi, the Aseyin of Iseyin, Oba AbdulGaniy Adekunle and all sons and daughters of Iseyin, both at home and in the Diaspora, we hereby congratulate our father, elder and a great son of Iseyin and indeed Nigeria, Justice Kayode Ariwoola, the acting Chief Justice of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on his elevation to the exalted position,” he said.

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