Rrtd. Hon. Justice Ayotunde Phillips was born on July 26, 1949 in London. She started her career at Kehinde Sofola’s Chambers on November 1975 and joined the services of the Lagos State Development and Property Corporation as a legal Officer in 1976 and rose to the position of legal adviser in 1990, the same year she got a transfer to the Ministry of Justice where she became a High Court Judge in 1994. On July 2012, she was appointed the Chief Judge of Lagos State and retired meritoriously in 2014.
She has remained in active service even after her retirement. Justice Philip is presently the chairman of the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) and was recently elected as Africa’s representative in the FIFA’s Ethics Committee Adjudicatory Chamber.
For a woman who has achieved so much and who has worked hard almost all her life, Hon. Justice Philip deserves to be celebrated. Today, friends and family have continued to pour glowing tribute to Justice Philip even as she glows and dazzle. Below are some of the tributes to the amazon:
Mag. Nike Olagbende
My mother, my mentor, my best friend, my greatest critic and my protector. Words cannot describe how much I love, admire and Honour you being your child is indeed the greatest gift from God. Have a fabulous birthday and just continue to shine brighter than a diamond
Even in inconvenient time, my veins cannot but wish a person who to me is beyond a brand, a lovely grandma I will say and a distinguished heroine in judiciary. Happy Birthday Honourable Justice Ayotunde Phillips for today is your day. Your encouragement is superb! You are really a living legend!
Stephanie Ere Tobi
A new year of life that brings in loads of happiness and wonderful memories. My Lord, Ayotunde Phillips gisting with you gives me better understanding of what it takes to achieve greatness in life. You are one of a kind and a fantastic strong woman. Never a dull moment with you. All the roles that you play, you are one of the best, I can say. It’s no doubt because of your strong morals and character, God has blessed you and he will continually do so.
Hence, I am celebrating this day as one of the best days of my life.
It is the birthday of a special someone who has been a mama, a friend, philosopher, role model and more importantly, one of a kind amazing woman in my life. Wishing you a very happy birthday and many more beautiful years ahead in good health.
Mama, l hope you won’t spend the whole of today working. Remember to have some fun, jollificate and dance. Lots of love. I know you are happy that l am not around to disturb you for a dance but it’s in my,’ to do list when l return’.
Photos of the gorgeous, ever young, ever vibrant and ever active Retired but not tired Justice Philip.
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