Governor of Oyo State, Engr. Seyi Makinde, has sworn in Justice Iyabo Yerima, who was recently confirmed as the state’s chief judge.
The swearing-in ceremony reportedly took place on Tuesday at the Governor’s Office in the Oyo government secretariat in Ibadan.
Barr Bayo Lawal, the Deputy Governor, Hon. Muhammed Fadeyi, the deputy speaker of the Oyo State House of Assembly, and others were present for the swearing-in ceremony.
Prior to two weeks ago, the Oyo State House of Assembly approved Justice Yerima’s appointment as the state’s substantive Chief Judge.
Since Justice Muntar Abimbola retired on January 16, 2023, Yerima has been serving in an acting capacity.
Her confirmation came on Wednesday during plenary by members of the State Assembly in Ibadan, the state capital.
The plenary was presided over by the Deputy Speaker of the House Abiodun Mohammed Fadeyi.
The confirmation followed her recommendation by the committee on petitions and judiciary headed by Akeem Mustapha.
Yerima was born on the 8th day of September 1958.
She hails from the Akinloye family of Oje-Itutaba Ibadan, in the present Ibadan North East Local Government.