Gov. Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti, on Sunday appointed Mr Adeniyi Familoni, a Lawyer and current Permanent Secretary, Bureau of Chieftaincy Affairs, as Judge of the High court of Ekiti State.
The appointment followed the recommendation of the National Judicial Council, which found Familoni suitable for appointment, the government said.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Olayinka Oyebode, made this known in a statement on Sunday, in Ado-Ekiti.
Oyebode said Familoni began his career as a Legal Officer in the then old Ondo State Ministry of Justice in 1996, and later, Ekiti State Ministry of Justice.
During his service years in the Ekiti justice ministry, Familoni, at various times held offices such as the Director, Law Review, Director Citizens Rights, Director Civil Litigations and Director Public Prosecutions, he said in the statement.
He was appointed Permanent Secretary in the Ekiti State Civil Service in April, 2019 and posted to Bureau of Chieftaincy Affairs, it said.
According to the statement, Fayemi is set to formally swear in Familoni on Tuesday, at the Conference Hall of the Governor’s Office.