Governor Kayode Fayemi on Sunday appointed 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, government said.
Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Olayinka Oyebode made this known in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Ado Ekiti.
According to him, 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.
The statement said 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 was appointed Permanent Secretary in the Ekiti State civil service in April, 2019 and posted to Bureau of Chieftaincy Affairs.
According to the statement, Fayemi would formally swear in Familoni on Tuesday 19th January at the Conference Hall of the Governor’s Office.