Just In: Kogi CJ Swears in Two Notaries Public, Urges them to uphold legal ethics, professionalism
By Yahaya Idris, Lokoja.
The Kogi State Chief Judge, Hon Justice Josiah Joe Majebi has advised young legal practitioners to always put their profession first in order to safeguard their interests and that of legal profession.
Justice Majebi made this known during the swearing-in of two legal practitioners as notaries public on Friday following their appointments by the Chief Justice of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The Kogi State Chief Judge congratulated the two young legal luminaries on attaining their present status in the legal profession, adding that this is the beginning of the best to come.
Justice Majebi advised legal practitioners to put aside quick money-making and rather put more effort into service to humanity if they want to succeed in the profession.
“Your appointments should not be put based on what you intend to make but justice, fairness and equity should be your watchword.”
“Your sound minds should lead you to the authorities which serve as your guide to success and towards tendering legal documents.”
Global Times Nigeria Correspondent who was on the ground at State Federal High Court Headquarters Lokoja, the venue for the program revealed that a Notary Public in Nigeria is appointed by the Chief Justice of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and is deemed an officer of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
A Notary Public is an extension of the court as it is authorized to administer oat.
In an appreciation on behalf of the appointees, Barrister Samuel Tony Momoh and who is also one of the appointees thanked the Kogi State Chief Judge for being there for them as father and as always guiding and leading them in the right direction.
Momoh described their appointments as a position of honour and integrity. He said they will not diminished or betrayed by the trust reposed on them.
He assured the Chief Judge, colleagues, friends, family members and citizenry that they would strive to bring honour to the legal profession
Also Speaking, one of the sworn Notaries Public, Barrister Jonathan Olushola Ayokunle promised to uphold the standard of the legal profession as he takes over another assignment.
According to him, he will do his best and uphold the trust reposed on them by making their finding properly before authenticating any legal documents.
He thanked those who made it to the ceremony and prayed to God to return them to their various destinations.
Reacting to their appointment, a staff of the Kogi State Internal Revenue Service, Joshua Emeje alias Walli congratulated the two legal icons for their succeses so far even as he prayed to God to guide and protect them towards achieving their aims and in line with constitutional guidelines.
Walli who was present at the swearing-in ceremony on Friday at the State High Court headquarters Lokoja, Kogi State capital commended the State Chief Judge for his advice and encouragement for the two young legal luminaries.
Walli said the duo will succeed and will strive to bring honour not only to the legal profession but to the State as a whole.
The highlight of the event, includes the swearing-in of the two Notaries public by the Kogi State Chief Judge, presence of invited guests, legal luminaries, judiciary staff, friends, well-wishers and family members among others.