Ogun Justice Commissioner resigns, new nominee screened

Ogun state governor, Ibikunle Amosun

The Ogun Assembly screened the new nominee on Monday.

Following the resignation of the Commissioner for Justice and Attorney-General of Ogun State, Wemimo Ogunde, the State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has appointed an immediate replacement.

The nominee, Abimbola Akeredolu, was on Monday screened by the Ogun State House of Assembly, following a letter sent to the assembly by the governor last Thursday.

The governor had tried to dissuade Mrs. Ogunde from resigning and kept the resignation secret for several says, despite the rumours.

The new nominee was born in 1964 and is married with three children. She speaks English, French and Yoruba fluently.

Mrs. Akeredolu specialises in litigation, arbitration, and dispute resolution, according to her curriculum vitae.

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In responses to questions asked her during the screening exercise, the nominee declared that she does not belong to any political party; and assured that she would use her exposure to add value to governance.

She added that she had also discovered that there is a floodgate of litigation against the state, but would use her experience and skill to defend Ogun State.

She said she observed the laws of Ogun State to be outdated, and is ready to anchor a reform of the law.

The Speaker of the Ogun State House of Assembly, Suraj Adekanbi, in his speech said the screening was based on the letter from the governor. He added that the assembly will work on the next line of action after the screening.

He said he was impressed by the nominee’s performance and passion demonstrated during the screening.

“I’m convinced that if given the opportunity, you will do better,” he told Mrs. Akeredolu.

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