The Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday, commissioned five newly constructed High and Magistrate Courts complex situated at Ajah-Badore, Eti-Osa Local Government Area.
Named after Justice Christopher Olatunde Segun, the building is expected to accommodate the Assistant Chief Registrar, Office of the Public Defender, and the Nigerian Bar Association, Eti-Osa Branch.
This becomes one of Sanwo-Olu's fulfilment of his administration’s promise.
“We are here today to commission the newly constructed High Courts and Magistrates’ Courts, in fulfilment of our administration’s promise to ensure easy access to the administration of justice for all in Lagos State."
The governor recalled that upon assumption of office, he promised his full support to the Judiciary, in order to enhance Lagos State’s position as a model of judicial administration.
"Today’s commissioning, coming shortly after the commencement of the 2019/2020 legal year, is in fulfilment of that promise," he said.
Although Sanwo-Olu assured that the executive arm will continue to cooperate with the judiciary to ensure the Rule of Law remains the centrepiece of judicial reform in Lagos.
“There is more to be done, and I would like to assure you that we will not relent or rest on our oars," he added.
The governor promised that more of this sort of projects will be extended to other areas in due course. He noted that the new Courts Complex has the necessary facilities to enhance the performance of every personnel within the judicial circle who would be using them.
“The New Court House Complex being commissioned today consists of two High Courts and three Magistrates’ Courts. The Complex also boasts of ancillary services to enhance the administration of justice: a well-equipped law library, conference room, and facilities to accommodate the Nigeria Bar Association,” he said.
Justice Kazeem Alogba, The Chief Judge of Lagos State, expressed joy at the Governor’s gesture towards the Judiciary and thanked him for delivering the High Courts and Magistrate’s Courts in record time. Alogba noted that the new courts will further help the Judiciary to do a better job in the State.
Meanwhile, Sanwo-Olu reiterates that his government is committed to the effective administration of Justice in the state.