Sanwo-Olu pledges sustained support for judiciary
Swears in two new judges
State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, yesterday, promised to sustain support the judiciary to enable the bench to be the voice of the voiceless and deliver prompt justice to Lagos residents.
Speaking at the swearing-in ceremony of Justice Olubukola Aigbokhaevbo and 40- year old Rahman Oshodi, the governor congratulated the new judges, saying his administration would support the judiciary to keep working for Lagos people in the effective administration of justice.
Sanwo-Olu implored the new judges to keep up their good work, which elevated them to their new office, insisting that he never knew any of them before their appointment.
He added that they should be glad and continue to make the Lagos judiciary the envy of others in the country, considering the volume of work and administration of justice being carried out in the state.
Sanwo-Olu said the state government knew and understood critical and important nature of the judiciary, which he said, informed the state government’s decision to sustain its support to enable the judiciary to effectively deliver its mandate.
Speaking, Commissioner for Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo, said the Lagos State Judicial Commission screened several candidates, but Aigbokhaevbo and Oshodi, who were sworn in yesterday emerged outstanding during the selection process.
On his part, Chief Judge of the state, Justice Kareem Alogba, commended Governor Sanwo-Olu for remaining neutral in the selection process, which was why the best candidates emerged.
He thanked the governor for his continuous support for the judiciary, urging him (Sanwo-Olu) to redeem some of the welfare packages he promised judges last year.
Alogba disclosed that seven judges would retire in 2021 and requested that they should be replaced quickly when they eventually leave service.
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