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You must rise above temptation, Abiodun tells Ogun judges

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun, on Tuesday, charged the newly sworn-in judges in the state to always rise above temptations and trials while discharging their duties.

The governor swore in Mr. Martins Akinyemi as a judge in the State High Court, Mrs. Bolanle Awoyemi and Mr. Adeniyi Lawal as judges in the Customary Court of Appeal.

At the swearing-in ceremony, which was conducted at the June 12 Cultural Centre, Kuto, Abeokuta, Governor Abiodun described justice as one of the most important moral values in the sphere of law and politics.

The governor also noted that justice exists for the purpose of establishing law, order, and truth as it enhances the well-being of individuals through equal access to justice.

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“Justice is one of the most important moral values in the spheres of law and politics. It exists for the purpose of establishing law, order, and truth because it enhances the well-being of individuals through equal access, advocating for justice and promoting policies that address systemic barriers,” he noted.

Abiodun, who noted that the new judges had demonstrated unwavering dedication, integrity and profound understanding of the intricacies of the judicial system, urged them to see themselves as custodians of a proud and heroic pedigree from whom the people of the state have expectations of.

The governor, while reminding the new judges not only to rise above temptations and trials, but be calculative and honest in all ramifications, said he is confident that the tradition of integrity, diligence, industry and excellence that has been the hallmark of the state judiciary will not only be continued but also enhanced.

In a similar development, Governor Abiodun has sworn in two permanent secretaries with a promise to make the state civil service a reference in the comity of civil service in the country.

The two permanent secretaries are Engr. Muritala Adekunle and Engr. Olufisan Osiyale.

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