MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION
Meet the Commission Members of Judicial Service Commission
Chief Judge/Chairman, JSC
Justice Kazeem Alogba
Hon. Justice Kazeem Olanrewaju Alogba was born at the Lagos Island Maternity Hospital, Lagos on 23rd April, 1960 into the ALOGBA FAMILY of Ikorodu Lagos State to Alhaji Chief Jimoh F .Alogba and Mrs. Risikat Alogba (of blessed memory).
His early Primary education was at the Holy Trinity Primary School, Ebute-Ero, Lagos from 1966 to 1970. He attended Ikorodu High School, Ikorodu from 1971 to 1975 for his Secondary education, where he obtained his West African School Certificate. Thereafter he attended the Baptist Academy Shepherdhill, Obanikoro from 1975 to 1977 for his Higher School Certificate.
He proceeded to the prestigious University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos in 1977 and obtained a Second Class (Upper Division) Bachelor of Laws Degree in June, 1980. He attended the Nigerian Law School from October1980 to July, 1981 and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1981. He also attended the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies UNILAG Akoka, Lagos where he obtained a Certificate in Advanced Practice and Procedure in 1989.
Hon. Justice Kazeem O. Alogba began his working career as a Tutor at Ikorodu High School, Ikorodu, from August 1977 to November 1977. He also taught Law at the Federal Polytechnic Idah, Benue State as a Part Time Lecturer from November, 1981 to August, 1982. He served as a State Counsel at the Federal Ministry of Justice, Marina, Lagos in the Mercantile and Industrial Law Division from November, 1981 to March, 1983.
He joined the Law Firm of Tayo Adesanya & Co (Solicitors) as a Junior Counsel from April 1983 to May 1984, his Principal being Dr. Michael O.Adesanya (of blessed memory).
His Lordship also taught Law courses at the Lagos State College of Science and Technology, Isolo (Now Lagos State Polytechnic) from September 1983 to September 1984.
He joined the Law Firm of B.O. Benson Law Office at 50, Ogunlana Drive, Surulere, Lagos from June 1984 to December 1991 as an Associate Counsel, his Principal being Chief B.O. Benson (SAN).
Thereafter he established his Law firm Lanre Alogba & Co. a firm of Legal Practitioners and Consultants in February, 1992.
Hon. Justice Kazeem Olanrewaju was appointed as a Judge of the High Court of Lagos State in July 1996.
Following his appointment, His Lordship served in various Divisions of the High Court of Lagos State.
His Lordship attended many Local and International Professional Courses including the following –
ALL NIGERIA JUDGES CONFERENCES – 2001, 2005.
JUDICIAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMME, LONDON – 2007
NATIONAL SEMINAR ON BANKING AND ALLIED MATTERS FOR JUDGES (NJI/CIBN) – 2003
WORKSHOP ORGANISED BY NATIONAL CENTRE FOR STATE COURTS INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMMES ON CASE MANAGEMENT & COURT ADMIISTRATION – JUNE 2001
ARBITRATION AND DISPUTES RESOLUTION WORKSHOP BY LAGOS MULTIDOOR COURTHOUSE/NEGOTIATION AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT GROUP – MARCH 2003
LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT COMPUTER BASICS AND MICROSOFT OFFICE – 2003
WORKSHOP ON ADMINISTRATION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE LAW – LAGOS STATE 2008 – 2009
FAST TRACK COURTS WORKSHOP – 2008, 2009
WORKSHOPS FOR JUDGES ON ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION MECHANISMS – AT THE LAGOS MULTIDOOR COURT HOUSE (BETWEEN 2009 AND 2010)
NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ELECTION PETITION TRIBUNAL AND APPEALS – AT THE COURT OF APPEAL AND INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR ELECTORAL SYSTEM – MARCH, 2016
JUSTICE SECTOR INDICATOR WORKSHOP-MUNK SCHOOL OF GLOBAL STUDIES, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, CANADA-OCTOBER, 2017
TRANSFORMING GOVERNANCE TOWARDS SUSTAINING A UNIFIED PUBLIC SERVICE– DUBAI – JULY, 2018.
WORLD JURISTS ASSOCIATION XXVI CONGRESS (CONSTITUTIONAL DEMOCRACY, FREEDOM & RULE OF LAW) – SPAIN – FEBRUARY, 2019.
ATTORNEY GENERAL & COMMISSIONER FOR JUSTICE
Mr Moyo Onigbanjo
Mr. Moyosore Onigbanjo, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria(SAN), Fellow Institute of Chartered Arbitrators of United Kingdom ; Member of NBA Lagos Branch, NBA Prosecutor before the Body of Benchers and Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee 9th July, 2012 and Notary Public was born on the 24th September, 1964.
He attended Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in 1983 where he bagged a Bachelor of Law (LL.B Hons) degree in 1988 and was called to Bar by the Nigerian Law School in 1989.
In his quest for further knowledge, he went to Harvard Law School for two Executive Courses on Negotiation and Leadership and thereafter, Difficult Conversation both in 2017. He also has a Diploma in International Arbitration from Chartered Institute of Arbitration.
Mr. Onigbanjo has considerable appellate Court experience having been privileged to successfully argue numerous appeals before the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Nigeria. He has argued over 60 cases at all cadres of Court in Nigeria ranging from High Court to the Supreme Court.
Mr. Onigbanjo is a first class litigator and in recognition of his excellence in this regard the legal Practitioners Privileges Committee, chaired by Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon. Justice Aloma Mukhar GCON conferred him with the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria in September 2013.
His professional competences include: arbitration, litigation, negotiation public speaking and analysis among others.
In garnering all these experiences, he began his career with Akin Delano & Co. as Managing Associate, Prof. A.B Kasumu’s Chambers as a Solicitor, L.A Adeniji & Co as Managing Partner, and M.J Onigbanjo & Co. as founding partner.
Mr. Moyosore Onigbanjo, SAN is from Lagos State and at his leisure, he loves travelling, football, golf and current affairs.
Mrs Mojisola Iyabode Sodipo
Mrs. Mojisola Iyabode Sodipo was born into the family of the Otunba Dr. Adekunle Ojora CON OFR JP on the 30th day of June 1954. She attended Holy Child College, Obalende Lagos between 1967 and 1973 and Methodist Girls High School Yaba Lagos for her Higher School Certificate, which she completed in 1975. She was admitted into the University of Lagos to study Law and graduated with LLB (Hons) in 1979. Thereafter, she proceeded to the Nigerian Law School where she was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1980. She served her National Youth Service Corps at the Institute of Education, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria between 1980 and 1981 and thereafter went into Legal Practice. Due to her diligence and dint of hard work in legal practice, she was appointed a Notary Public for Nigeria in 1996. The first female Law Lecturer in the Department of Law in the School of Management Studies, Kano State Polytechnic, Kano; Mrs. Sodipo was appointed Senior Special Assistant to Governor Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Transportation and LASTMA matters between 2005 and 2007. The first legal adviser of the Diocese of Kano. She is a recipient of several awards which include the Susana Wesley Award by the Woman’s Fellowship, Lagos Mainland Diocese of the Methodist Church of Nigeria, National Patroness of Association of Methodist Brigades 2012. Recipient of the 10th Anniversary of Methodist Church of Nigeria Women fellowship of Kano Awarded for diligence in the Service of God and life Matron Christ Ambassador Society, Christ church Kano Methodist Church Nigeria.
She is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA). Her hobbies include Reading, changing lives for good and current affairs. She is a Legal Practitioner. She is also a Resource Person. Mrs. Sodipo is happily married with Lovely children and grandchildren
Mr. Rotimi Seriki
Mr. Rotimi Seriki was born on the 15th of July 1967. He attended Alafia Nursery & Primary School Ibadan (1972-1977), Loyola College Ibadan (1977-1982), Federal Government College Ijanikin Lagos (1982-1984) and the Polytechnic Ibadan 1984- 1985. He graduated from Obafemi Awolowo University Ile Ife with a degree in Law (2nd class lower division) in 1988. He sat for the qualifying examination at the Nigerian Law School Victoria Island in 1989 where he obtained B.L (Hons) 2nd class upper division. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1989.
He worked as Legal Counsel in the Firm of Dr. G. Isomonuwa &Co. in 1989 to 1990, Tunde Seriki & Co in 1990 – 1991 and Ayanlaja Adesanya &Co in 1991 – 1996. He is currently Principal Counsel in Rotimi Seriki 7 Co.
Mr Fatai Oluwole
Mr. Fatai Oluwole was born on 26th July 1949; He attended the University of Ife, Ile-Ife. He has a B.A in Political Science and a Masters in Public Administration. He is an Associate of Liberal Arts and has qualifications in Local Government Administration. Mr. Oluwole worked as a graduate assistant at the University of Oklahoma in 1976 and Administrative Assistance at deli city Oklahoma in1977.
He served at the Local Government from 1978 to 2009 in various capacities. He served as Area Officer, Head of Central Admin, Acting Secretary and Head of Personnel Management at Ikeja, Lagos Mainland, Eti-Osa, Ojo, Epe, Oshodi-isolo, Surulere, and Lagos between 1984-1991.
He served as Secretary to Local Government of Ojo, Epe, Oshodi-isolo, Eti-Osa, Surulere, Lagos Island, Lagos Mainland and Ikeja Secretariats from 1993 – 2003.
He served as a Director in the Office of Head of Service between 2003 – 2005, Director, project Monitoring in the Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy 2005, and as Sole Administrator Ikoyi-Obalende Local Development Council Area in 2007 – 2008.
He was also Director of Monitoring, Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs between 2008 – 2009.
He is the CEO Human Resources Management and Public Affairs Consultant of Fatylol Consultant from January 2010 till date. He was appointed as a member of the Lagos State Judicial Service Commission on the 2nd of November 2015.
He is a member of several professional bodies such as the Nigerian Institute of Local Government Administration, Fellow at the Institute of Public Administration of Nigeria, member of P.I. Sigma Alpha and a member of the American Society of Public and Administration (ASPA).
He is also a member of Lagos Lawn Tennis Club, Yoruba Tennis club, Island club, and Ikoyi club.
His hobbies are swimming and lawn tennis and he is happily married.
Mr Adedayo Adekunle
Mr. Adedayo Hazeez Adekunle was born on 28 June 1955 at Alimosho- Balogun Compound situating at 47, Princess Street, Isale – gangan, Lagos, Nigeria.
He commenced his primary education at Massey Square Primary School, Aroloya Lagos from January 1961 and obtained his First School Leaving Certificate in December 1968. He proceeded to Ahmadiyya Grammar School, Iwo Osun State for his Secondary education in January 1969 where he obtained his West African School Certificate in June 1974.
He thereafter attended Ahmadiyya College Agege (now Anwarul-Islam College) for Higher School Certificate between 1974 and 1976. Mr. Adekunle joined Flour Mills (Nig.) Limited in July 1976 and served as Moisture Tester in the Quality Control Unit of the Production Department.
He was admitted to the University of Lagos in September 1977 and became a graduate of Sociology in June 1981. After his National Youth Service in 1982, he returned for a Master Degree program in Psychology and he was awarded M.Sc. Psychology by the University of Lagos in 1983.
His working career began with the Lagos State Civil Service in April 1983, and after passing the Competitive examination organized by the Administrative Staff College of Nigeria (ASCON), he was converted to the post of Administrative Officer II in December 1984.
Mr. Adekunle attended various Management courses home and abroad including Urban-Economic Development Program, Galilee College, State of Israel (1997), Human Resources Master Class, Republic of South Africa (2005) and Transformational Leadership, Georgetown University, United States of America (2011).
In the course of his career which spanned three decades and two years, he served in various Ministries, Departments and Agencies including Governor’s Office, Deputy Governor’s Office, Office of Head of Service, Ministries of Economic Planning and Budget, Local Government & Chieftaincy Affairs, Works &Infrastructure, Justice, State Treasury Office among others.
In Feb 2002, he was appointed as the Private Secretary to the Head of Service during which he exhibited a high sense of responsibility, diligence, and honesty in the discharge of his duties. His performance on this sensitive post prompted the Head of Service to post him to serve as the Secretary, Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board between 2002 and 2003, the period Lagos State was adjudged as the best State among the thirty-Six States of the Federation that performed theY2003 Holy Pilgrimage to Mecca.
Mr. Adekunle’s selfless service extends to his Alma Mater, the University of Lagos. He served as the General Secretary of the University of Lagos Alumni Association from 2006-2010, 2 National Vice President from 2010-2012 and a member of the University of Lagos Muslim Alumni Association.
Mr. Adedayo Hazeez Adekunle retired statutorily from the Civil Service of Lagos State as Director, Finance and Supply, State Treasury Office on Friday 25 June 2015. In recognition of his meritious service, he was appointed as a member of the Lagos State Judicial Service Commission on 2 November 2015.
He is married to Alhaja Risikat Motunrayo and blessed with four children and Grand Children.
Mrs Olubukola Oyenike Salami
Mrs. Olubukola Oyenike Salami was the Director of ‘Office of the Public Defender’ (OPD), the Lagos State Ministry of Justice from the Period of 4th July 2916 till March 2018. She was recently appointed as Executive Secretary Judicial Service Commission in April 2018.
Amongst other legal experiences garnered by reason of her having worked in different departments in the Ministry of Justice for over twenty-four years now, Mrs. Salami’s work experience exposed her to matters relating to children, women and the vulnerable generally. This work experience has tremendously horned her skills on issues concerning this group of people in our society and she has passionately carried out her official responsibilities, both in the advocacy and litigation for the rights of the various classes of this group of people to the very best of her ability.
Mrs. Salami is a strategic advisor, fearless advocate and has featured as a speaker at many seminars on various topics relating to alternative dispute resolution, gender issues, domestic violence, sexual abuse, and child abuse; these different fora she delivered well-received papers that were applauded.
Mrs. Olubukola Salami holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science, University of Lagos (1986), Bachelor of Laws degree, Lagos State University (1990) and a Master’s degree in Law, University of Ibadan (2008). She was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1991 as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. She is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and also a member of the International Bar Association (IBA). Mrs. Salami is a registered member of the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), United Kingdom. She is also an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators (ICMC).
Mrs. Salami’s Service in other departments of the Ministry of Justice where she worked has also greatly impacted her efficiency as counsel. Mrs. Olubukola Salami has been and not limited to courses on provision of Legal Aid for Children in Conflict with the law in Lagos State, which project course was organized in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and a Certificated Course on Domestic Violence, organized by the National Women Development Center, Abuja.
As Director, OPD, Mrs. Salami in the course of her Tenure with the able support of Mr. Adeniji Kazeem, Honourable Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Lagos State brought Faculty Members from National Institute of Advocacy Training Colorado, United States of America, to Nigeria, to organize training on Advocacy Skills which held for the first time in Sub-Saharan Africa in November 2016 and also recently in November 2017.
Mrs. Salami Coordinated The sustainable Programme on children in conflict with the Law, a sponsored project of UNICEF.
By virtue of her occupying the office of the Director OPD, Mrs. Salami was also a member of the Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team, Lagos State.
Presently Mrs. Salami is the Executive Secretary, Lagos State Judicial Service Commission.