The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Monday, said his administration would complete the renovation of the JIC Taylor Court House, (Igbosere Magistrates’ Court), which was looted and vandalised by hoodlums who took advantage of the anti-police brutality protest of October 22, 2020.
He also stated that other court infrastructure, including the courthouse at Tapa on Lagos Island, would also benefit, besides the government meeting other needs of the magistracy.
Sanwo-Olu stated this at the Cathedral Church of Christ, Marina, during a special thanksgiving service for the opening of the 2023/2024 legal year of the state’s judiciary.
The governor further vowed that his administration would boost the state’s judiciary by sustaining a beneficial and conducive environment and welfare for the third arm of government.
He said his administration had “given its commitment to finish the Tapa court, the JIC, Taylor Magistrates’ Court and also to ensure that all our magistracy has asked for privately, we will do publicly and more.”
The governor commended and encouraged the judiciary, saying it had done well under the Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Kazeem Alogba.
Sanwo-Olu said: “The 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.”
The Diocesan Bishop of Lagos, Rt. Rev Ifedola Okupevi, urged the governor to rule with equity, adding that judges should also allow fairness to show in their judgments.