OSUN ASSEMBLY AMENDS HIGH COURT LAWS.
By Laide Lawal
The State of Osun House of Assembly has began the process of having High Court Laws of the state amended through a motion moved and seconded by the Majority Leader of the House, Hon. Timothy Owoeye and Hon. Dejo Bello, Chairman Committee on Judiciary respectively for the first reading of the bill.
The intention of the bill, an Executive sponsored bill at the instance of the Chief Judge of the State, Justice Adepele Ojo, when finally received the nods of the Parliament is to increase the number of Judges of the High Court in addition to the Chief Judge from Twenty(20) to Fifty(50) among other benefits associated with it for administrative improvement that will hasting the dispensation of judgement.
Other benefits to be driven from the bill when passed into law is to make Judiciary more effective, productive and less stressful as more capable hands would be handling judicial matters which will now give the state opportunity to have equal number of Judges like other States of the Federation by meeting Federal Characters Commission demands as stipulated in the Constitution since Judges’ salary is on first line charge.
With a strong conviction about the contributions of his colleagues as regards the Policy Thrust of the bill in question and with unanimous called for its speedy passage into law considering the benefits to be driven from it enumerated above, the Speaker, Rt. Hon. Najeem Salaam, relying on Order 54 of the Standing Orders and Rules of the House, called for the motion for the second reading of the bill moved by Hon. Owoeye and seconded by Hon. Abiodun Awolola respectively.