​​Lagos to get new acting Chief Judge Sept. 25

Lagos State will on Monday, September 25, 2017 get a new head of its judicial arm of government as governor Akinwunmi Ambode will swear-in Justice Opeyemi Oke as the Acting Chief Judge of the State.
This was made known to newsmen on Friday by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Habib Aruna.
According to him, Justice Opeyemi Oke, who is the most senior judge of the State Judiciary, will be sworn-in as acting Chief Justice following the retirement of the outgoing Chief Judge of the State.
The outgoing Chief Justice of the State, Justice Olufunmilayo Atilade will attain the statutory retirement age on September 24, 2017.
Justice Atilade had paid a visit to the Governor at Lagos House to officially announce her retirement from the State’s judiciary.
Governor Ambode was said to have pledged, during the visit, to remain determined to prioritising “the welfare of serving and retired judges in the State so as to enable them to continue to give their very best to the economic prosperity of the State.
“Since May 2015, concerted efforts have been put in place geared towards reforms in the judiciary to improve on their service delivery.”
He noted that the Lagos State Judiciary had become a reference point of how the judiciary should run.

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