The Chief Judge of Lagos, Hon. Justice Opeyemi Oke has solicited the support of stakeholders in the justice sector in achieving her goal of entrenching an effective justice system in the State.
Justice Oke made the appeal at the unveiling of her ‘commitment statement’ recently at three designated court premises within the metropolis.
Speaking at the Ijede Magistrates Court, Ikorodu, Hon. Justice Olabisi Ogungbesan, who represented the Chief Judge at the event, said that the statement was a way of instilling confidence in the public to demand effective services from the judiciary.
She urged all staff of the judiciary to embrace the ‘commitment statement’ and key into the values in the daily discharge of their activities in order to restore public confidence in the justice system.
At the Roseline Omotoso Court, Ikeja, Hon Justice Mojisola Dada who represented Oke, urged all participants to abide by the statement bearing in mind that they all owe it a duty to serve the public and such service must be done professionally taking into consideration that they will be accountable for their actions.
Hon. Justice Kasali, who represented the Chief Judge at the Ikeja Old Secretariat Court premises, also enjoined all staff to be committed to the statement in order to have an improved judiciary in the State, adding that all hands must be on deck to ensure the realisation of this statement.
She added that the ‘Comitment Statement’ should serve as a constant reminder of duties and obligations which must be dispensed efficiently and effectively to members of the public.