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Lagos Govt. committed to judicial officers’ welfare – Sanwo-Olu



Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State has reiterated his administration’s commitment to the welfare of judicial officers in the state.

Sanwo-Olu said this on Monday at a Thanksgiving Service held at The Cathedral Church of Christ, Marina, to mark the commencement of the 2023/2024 New Legal Year.

He said that his administration would continue to provide a conducive environment for all judicial officers in the state to deliver their duties and responsibilities without fear or favour.

The governor called for continued collaboration between the Executive, Legislature and Judiciary, so as to uphold the principles of justice, fairness and the rule of law, to ensure that the state grew in leaps and bounds.

He said that the government was committed to completing all the ongoing court projects, for a robust and thriving judiciary in Lagos State.

In his sermon, the Bishop of Lagos Diocese, Anglican Communion (Church of Nigeria) Rt. Revd. Ifedola Okupevi, charged all judicial officers, especially, judges and magistrates, to always have fear of God while discharging their duties and responsibilities.

Okupevi urged the Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Kazeem Alogba and other judges and magistrates to ensure justice was not delayed or denied.

He appealed to judicial officers to offer free legal services for the poor and downtrodden, maintain sanity, temper justice with mercy and allow peace to reign in Lagos State.

The Anglican Bishop also advised the judiciary on the need to decongest the Correctional Centres.

He said that the judiciary should always be upright in playing the role of watchdog to other arms of government.

Okupevi also appreciated President Bola Tinubu and his administration’s efforts to revamp the economy and appealed to him to do more to ameliorate the suffering of the masses.

The bishop prayed to God to give Gov. Sanwo-Olu the strength, energy and grace to lead with equity.

The thanksgiving service was attended by serving and retired Judges, Magistrates, lawyers, Lagos State Government officials, religious and traditional leaders, among others.

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Florence Onuegbu

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