Gov Oyetola Nominates Awolalu For Appeal Court President

Osun State Governor Gboyega Oyetola has nominated Justice Foluke Awolalu as the substantive President of the Customary Court of Appeal.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the letter, seeking Awolalu’s confirmation, was read at the House of Assembly by the Speaker, Timothy Owoeye.

Owoeye said Justice Awolalu was expected to appear before the Assembly for screening.

According to him, the governor’s action was in accordance with Section 281(1) of the 1999 Constitution as amended.

He directed the nominee to submit 35 copies of her credentials to the Assembly not later than today. Awolalu was also directed to appear for screening tomorrow.

The speaker promised that the Seventh Assembly will adhere strictly to the legislative agenda it had set out, saying it will not fail to represent the people in accordance with the laws of the land.

The last president of the Customary Court of Appeal, Justice Gloria Oladoke, died on September 20, 2019.

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