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Ambode tasks judiciary on reforms, opens new legal year


Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode

Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has urged members of the judiciary in the state to introduce reforms to make the sector retain its dignity in the country.

The governor, who spoke yesterday during a church service to commemorate the beginning of the legal year at the Cathedral Church of Christ, Marina, said synergy between the executive and the judiciary is essential to the success of any government.

He restated his administration’s commitment to ensure the rule of law and protect the less-privileged.
He thanked the judiciary for their support in the last 16 months, urging them to continue to discharge their duties without favour to ensure peace in the state.

Ambode said: “Our administration is determined to enthrone the rule of law and protect the less-privileged in our society. And that is why we put so much emphasis on the rule of law and judicial sector reforms and we strongly believe we can do this together.

“I want to thank the chief judge. I also want to say that over the last 16 months of this administration, we have received tremendous support from the judiciary.

“We are gathered here again today, just the same way we came last year. I want to urge all of you in the judicial sector to discharge your duties with the fear of God.”

Earlier, the Provost of the cathedral, Rev. Akinyemi Johnson, commended Ambode and the state judiciary for the success recorded since he assumed office.
“We thank God for what we are currently experiencing in Lagos and the landmark achievements that the state has recorded. We are praying that more beneficial and transforming landmark would be recorded in future,” Johnson said.He also said that judges, through their profession are fulfilling a divine mandate and as such they must dispense justice with equity.

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