​Lagos Reference Point Of How Judiciary Should Be – Ambode

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Monday said the successes recorded by his administration so far is as a result of team work, describing his relationship with the judicial arm of government in the state as fantastic.
Ambode, who spoke when the outgoing Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Olufunmilayo Atilade paid him a courtesy visit at the Lagos House in Ikeja, said his administration will continue to give utmost priority to the welfare of serving and retired judges in the state to enable them continue to give their very best to the development of the state.
According to him, his administration on inception in May 29, 2015, embarked upon reforms in the judiciary to improve on their service delivery noting that the Lagos State has become a reference point of how the judiciary should run.
He said, “I want to openly declare here that I have had a fantastic relationship with the judiciary and with your good self. One of the things I tried to set out was to emphasize security reforms and judicial sector reforms of which you’ve been a good partner in progress. We have achieved so much in the area of security reforms and you can also attest to the fact that there has been peaceful coexistence of Lagosians in the last two and half years that you have been here.
“I want to say clearly here that if there is actually an arm that I’ve actually had collective responsibility with is actually the judiciary. You have been totally independent and we have not in any way interfered in all the things that have been done in the Judiciary and again everybody see the Lagos Judiciary as the shining example of how the Judiciary should be run.”

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