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The Lagos State Chief Judge, Hon. Justice Opeyemi Oke has commended the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu for his tremendous support since she assumed leadership of the State Judiciary.


Justice Oke also thanked Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for the opportunity given her to serve the State.

The Chief Judge who was speaking during a farewell visit to the palace of the Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu, stated that the feats recorded under the present administration in the State could not have materialised without the collaborative efforts of the Oba and the firm support of members of the Judiciary.


“Very guardedly we have been running with our vision. By the grace of God, your concerted effort towards a stronger and greater Judiciary and our steadfastness, laudable achievements have been recorded to the advancement of the Lagos State Judiciary,” Justice Oke said.

She reeled out the achievements of the State Judiciary under the present administration as the renovation of courts, prison decongestion, digitalisation of the probate registries, amongst others.

According to her, the installation and commissioning of the Mission, Vision and Commitment signposts of the Lagos State Judiciary across all Court premises in Lagos State, Creation of two new divisions of the High Court as well as the Creation of Small Claims Courts in the Magistracy were laudable achievements witnessed during her tenure in office.

The Chief Judge expressed optimism that her successor will build upon her achievements, saying: “I am hopeful that greater feats shall be recorded on the account of the Judiciary to the admiration of other Judiciaries in the country and even on the international platform.”

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