The Chief Judge of Lagos State and Chairman, Judicial Service Commission, Justice Kazeem Alogba, has sworn-in 17 newly appointed Magistrates, describing their appointments as a sanctimonious call to duty.
The Chief Judge, who stated this at the swearing-in ceremony held at Local Government Election Tribunal in Ikeja recently, encouraged the new Magistrates to be courageous and limit their social circles in order to successfully carry out the task given to them by God and Man.
Justice Alogba said the appointments were in recognition of their impressive track records and urged them to see the Oath of Office and Oath of Secrecy as a guide in carrying out their official responsibilities, while not losing cognisance of their reputations and the respect of their families who look up to them.
Also speaking at the event, the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo, SAN, enjoined the new Magistrates to strive for excellence as they take up the burdensome task given to them.
He described the appointment process as rigorous, urging the appointees not to compromise judicial values while exhibiting impeccable character and upholding the rule of law.
Earlier, the Executive Secretary, Judicial Service Commission, Olubukola Salami, urged the newly sworn-in Magistrates to do all that is required to be noble agents of change by dedicating their services to uplift the image of the judiciary in Lagos State and the Nation, through discipline and maintenance of a high level of virtuousness