Ogun State House of Assembly will commence the screening of members of Caretaker Committees appointed for Local Government Councils in the State, with Ogun Central Senatorial District on Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 12noon.
A release from the Assembly, stated that screening of members from Ogun East Senatorial District, will take place on Wednesday, January 8, 2020, at the Assembly Complex by 12 noon, just as their Ogun West counterparts will be screened on same day at 2pm prompt.
Meanwhile, the President, Customary Court of Appeal nominee, Hon. Justice Mobolaji Ojo has appeared before the State Lawmakers, led by the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo, for screening, with an assurance that he would put in place, initiatives aimed at repositioning and preserving the customary laws.
Justice Ojo noted that the legal system, being the closest to the people, remained the fundamental part of their culture, which would be redefined to further improve and preserve the rich cultural heritage of the State for the upcoming generations.
Reeling out his profile, the nominee, who hails from Yewa South Local Government of the State, bagged Bachelor of Laws from University of Lagos in 1983, called to bar in 1984 and proceeded to University of Lagos, to obtain his Masters of Law (LLM), in 1998.
He was elevated to the High Court bench and sworn in as Judge of the State High Court in October, 2000 and subsequently served as Presiding and Administrative Judge in the High Court of Justice in Ijebu- Ode, Ijebu Igbo, Ota and Abeokuta Judicial divisions.
Also, the Assembly screened another Commissioner-nominee, Mrs. Kikelomo Longe, an Investment/Financial Controls and Accounting expert, who during the exercise, said that the State remained an entity with rich potentials that could be harnessed for more economic growth and development opportunities, for the benefit of the people.
Longe, a native of Abeokuta South, bagged Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Lagos, later became an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN), in 1986.
The screening of Mrs. Longe brings to 19, the total number of Commissioner-nominees so far screened by the Ninth Assembly, out of which 18 had been confirmed by the Assembly to be appointed as Commissioners in the State.