By Noah Ocheni, Lokoja
The Kogi State House of Assembly on Monday confirmed the appointment of Justice Sunday Otu as substantive Chief Judge of the state.
The confirmation followed the adoption of motion by the House Leader, Mr Bello Abdullahi (APC-Ajaokuta) at the Committee of the Whole.
Moving the motion, Hassan called for the confirmation of Otu based on his track record and experience and was seconded by Mr. Muktar Obaje of Okehi state Constituency respectively.
The Speaker, Matthew Kolawole who ruled that the nominee should take a bow and go announced the confirmation of his appointment and directed the Clerk to issue a resolution to that effect to the executive.
The House also took the report of the House Joint Committee on Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation and Judiciary and Justice on a Bill for a Law to provide for the Elimination of Violence in Private and Public life.
The Bill for the law would also provide Prohibition of all forms of violence against persons, protection of victims and punishment for offenders in Kogi State and other matters connected therewith, 2020.