Sanwo-Olu restates support for judiciary, justice
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, yesterday, said his administration would continue to support the judiciary arm of the government and ensure that justice is served even in most trying times.
The governor spoke at a special thanksgivings service held at the Cathedral Church of Christ, Marina, Lagos to herald the opening of the 2023/2024 legal year.
Sanwo-Olu also promised better support for the judiciary from the executive arm of government, just as he emphasised the importance of collaboration between the executive, legislature and judiciary.
He said: “Dedication of our legal community has ensured that justice continues to be served, even in the most trying times. Therefore, I urge you all to continue in this line, bearing in mind the work you do for the smooth functioning of our society.
“Building the Lagos State of our dream requires that all hands must be on the deck.
“We’ll do everything within our powers to make the environment conducive and to enable you discharge your duties without fear or favour.”
Sanwo-Olu said his administration committed to finishing the Tapa Court, the GIC, Taylor Magistrate Court and “also to ensure that all our magistracy has asked for privately, we will do publicly and more”.
In his remarks, the Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Kazeem Alogba, blamed parents for moral decadence in society.
The chief justice, during the service held at the Eko Central Mosque, Island, expressed concerns regarding the deteriorating moral values in the society and attributed it, largely, to parental guidance. Justice Alogba urged parents to take more active roles in nurturing good character and moral conduct.
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