Governor Yahaya Bello has approved the appointment of Justice Henry Olusiyi as the new Chief judge of Kogi state.
This was made known in a statement on Friday by the Media aide to the governor, Onogwu Mohammed.
Yahaya Bello also appointed Justice Bayo Olowosegun as the President of the Customary Court of Appeal in the state.
Naija News recalls that Justice Nasir Ajana, the former Chief Judge of the State, had died from complications of COVID-19.
The Chief Judge had died on Sunday, June 28 in the Gwagwalada COVID-19 isolation centre.
Speaking during Ajana’s burial, Yahaya Bello claimed that the late judge had died a natural death and not because of COVID-19.
The governor while speaking at the third-day prayers for the deceased on Tuesday, urged residents in the state not to attribute Ajana’s death to anything else.
He said, “Don’t give in to fear and evil of the issues of COVID-19; it is a disease that has been imported, propagated and forced on the people for no just cause.”
Bello prayed that Allah would grant the deceased Aljanah Fridau, describing Ajana as a dedicated man and a lover of peace.