The Chief Judge of Lagos State, Hon. Justice Opeyemi Oke, on the 26th of September 2018, commissioned the staff canteen and allocated plots of land to members of the Lagos State High Court Cooperative Multipurpose Society. According to the Assistant Chief Public Affairs Officer Bakare Adekunbi Adebola, “this marks an epoch in the history of Lagos State Judiciary”
Justice Opeyemi Oke in her opening remark, commended the Chairman of the cooperative, Mr Kehinde Shobowale for his determination in actualizing the project, while employing the staff to be determine in all they do in order to achieve success. She said “actualizing of your dream should be the main goal of every human being”
Oke revealed that there are three most important things in the life of a man, and the cooperative have successfully achieve two out them, which are food and shelter.
The Hon. Chief Judge allocated plots of land to 47 members of the cooperative through the ballot system, she advised them to take possession of their land by starting construction without resulting to corruption in any form, adding that the most important thing to every retiree is shelter.
The Chief Judge while commending the staff for keying into her Commitment Statement of shunning corruption in all forms, she restated that her administration runs an open door policy and ready to adhere to thing that will move the judiciary system positively.
She lauded the cooperative for their achievement, while admonishing the staff to make effective use of the canteen.
The chairman of the cooperative, Mr Kehinde Shobowale, in his remarks appreciated the Hon. Chief Judge for the landmark achievement, he commended her for believing in the cooperative society and giving them the opportunity to realise their dreams. He made it known that there are over 361 members in the cooperative and 47 members were given allocation to their plots of land, which is located at Ibese in Ikorodu Lagos State.
Accompanying the Chief Judge to the commission were, the Admin Judge, Hon. Justice Doris Okuwobi and the Chief Registrar, Mrs Taiwo Olatokun.