Gov. Amosun appoints first female Attorney-General and Solicitor-General in Ogun state on International Women's Day

On a day observed worldwide as International Women’s Day, Governor Ibikunle Amosun of the western Nigerian state of Ogun has won plaudits for his government for appointing the first female Justice Commissioner and Attorney-General and also the first female Solicitor-General in the state, since its creation 1n 1976.

The new Justice Commissioner is Mrs Abimbola Ibironke Akeredolu who replaced Wemimo Ogunde (SAN) who resigned his appointment last month.

Also sworn in by the governor was the new Solicitor-General and Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Mrs. Patricia Funmilola Oduniyi. Until her appointment Patricia was the Director of Public Prosecutions in the Ministry of Justice in the State.

She graduated from the then University of Ife, now Obafemi Awolowo University in 1983.

At the inauguration ceremony held at the Governor’s office in Oke Mosan, Abeokuta Friday, Amosun enjoined the two ladies to see their appointments as a call to service.

“We must ensure that the confidence reposed in us by the electorate is not misplaced”, he said.

Governor Amosun used the opportunity to praise the immediate past Attorney- General, Wemimo Ogunde who was in attendance with the Chief Judge of Ogun State, Justice Mrs Olatokunbo Olapade.

“He worked diligently well”, Amosun said about the tenure of Ogunde in the justice ministry.

The new Attorney -General was born in 1964 and secured Degrees and Certificates at the University of Lagos as well as Institutions in France and Italy.

With the appointment of Barr. Akeredolu today as the new Justice Commissioner, the number of women in the cabinet of the present government in the state has risen to 12, thus making the state the most gender-friendly in the country.

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