The Ondo State House of Assembly has confirmed t he appointment of Justice Williams Akintoroye as the new Chief Judge (CJ) of the state.
The state Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, had last month sworn in Justice Akintoroye as the acting Chief Judge of the state.
Justice Akintoroye’s appointment followed the retirement of the former Chief Judge, Justice Olutoyin Akeredolu, after attaining the statutory retirement age of 65 years.
While confirming his appointment, the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Hon. Bamidele Oleyelogun, said: “The appointment of someone as a Chief Judge of a High Court demands a lot of sacrifice while that of a Chief Judge of a state demands more responsibility.
“The appointment of Justice Akintoroye as the CJ did not come to us in the Assembly as a surprise; hence, it is a welcome development.”
Oleyelogun noted that: “Akintoroye is a meticulous man who has worked so much for the development of Ondo State, and it is our hope that he will lead the state judiciary to a greater height.
“We are appealing to him to use his term as CJ to bring more honour to the state.”