Amosun swears in first female Attorney General
Ogun State Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, yesterday swore in the first female Attorney General (AG) since the creation of the state in 1976.
She is Barrister Mrs Abimbola Ibironke Akeredolu.
The Governor also swore in Barrister Mrs Patricia Funmilola Oduniyi as Solicitor General and Permanent Secretary.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony attended by the Chief Judge of Ogun State, Justice Mrs Olatokunbo Olopade and immediate past Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Wemimo Ogunde (SAN), at the Governor’s Office in Abeokuta, Amosun recalled that this was the first time the entire top echelons of the justice system in the state would be manned by women.
He told the two women to see their inauguration on “the day the world is celebrating International Women’s Day” as a call to service.
”We must ensure that the confidence reposed in us by the electorate is not misplaced,” he said.
The state helmsman praised the immediate past AG, noting that “he worked diligently well.”
The Oath of Allegiance, Oath of Office and Oath of Secrecy were administered on the new officials by 9.15am.
The new Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mrs Abimbola Akeredolu, was born in 1964 and secured degrees and certificates at the University of Lagos as well as institutions in France and Italy.
Her appointment brings the number of women in the Cabinet of Ogun State to 12, thus making the state the most gender-friendly in the country.
Mrs Patricia Funmilola Oduniyi graduated from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University) in 1983 and was until now the Director of Public Prosecutions in the Ministry of Justice.