Lagos State Chief Judge, Honorable Justice Opeyemi Oke today commissioned Solar Energy Electricity Power Source for use of the courts to improve efficiency and effective justice delivery.
The pilot phase of the new power source, the first of its kind in all judicial divisions, was inaugurated at the Chief Magistrate Court, Yaba today by the Honourable Chief Judge.
Four of such power plants were installed to service the four court rooms, the magistrates’ chambers and other offices within the court complex.
“Our magistrates can now sit for longer hours and be more productive because as long as there is light, the court rooms will be cool for them to work in” she said. Justice Oke noted that the new power source would help reduce overhead cost and enhance power usage.
She said that in no distant future, solar energy power source would be deployed to the courts in all the judicial divisions of the state.
She remarked that the fact that the State Attorney General, Adeniji Kazeem flew in on Sunday night from Japan to be part of the event underscores the importance that the government attach to efficient and effective justice delivery in the state.
“Lagos is the first to do this. We are thinking of a smart city, without a smart city, nothing can work. We are moving towards a cleaner energy source that has no emissions”, she noted.
In a brief remark, the Attorney General said that the state government is committed to ensuring effective justice delivery system in the state. “I am excited by the inauguration of this solar energy. Soon, we would be extending solar energy to other courts in the state to improve their efficiency and justice delivery”, he said.
It is our hope that this will end the electricity crisis in Lagos Courts.