Seventeen judges and nine magistrates of the Lagos State Judiciary were today, inducted as members of the Lagos State Scout Council. The investiture held today, at the Lagos State High Court foyer, Igbosere as part of activities marking the 2018/2019 new Legal Year.
Activities marking the new Legal Year commenced on Monday with services held at the Cathedral Church of Christ and Lagos Central Mosque simultaneously. It would be recalled that State Scout Council had in May this year inducted the Lagos Chief Judge, Hon. Justice Opeyemi Oke as its President.
Speaking at the induction ceremony for the judges as magistrates today, Honourable Justice Oke asked the inductees to see their membership of the scout council as way of serving in another capacity to help the society, especially the young ones. Justice Oke admonished the new scout members to see themselves as agents of positive change.
She also promised to set up a committee, which will ensure that despite their busy schedule as judges and magistrates, they find time to contribute to the education of young people through a value system based on the Scouts laws.
Lagos Scout Council Commissioner, Chief Jonathan Tawose in his short address described the investiture as epoch making one, adding that scout movement is a voluntary non-political educational movement for young people, which is also open to all without distinction of gender, origin, race or creed.
“Scouting offers young people the opportunity to develop their full emotional, intellectual, physical, social and spiritual potentials as individuals, as responsible global citizens and as members of their local, national and international communities.
“It is important to emphasizes that the role of adult leader play consists of assisting young people in achieving the objectives of scouting, while the boy or girl is ‘learning to know’, ‘learning to be’ and ‘learning to do’, the adult leader should confine himself/herself to merely facilitating and educating as credited to the founder – Lord Robert Baden Powell who said: “here then lies the most important aim of scout training””, he stated.
The judges and magistrates, who were inducted yesterday, include Hon. Justice B. A. Candide-Johnson, Hon. Justice M. O. Obadina, Hon. Justice J. E. Oyefeso, Hon. Justice O. A. Taiwo, Hon. Justice S. O. Nwaka, Hon. Justice A. O. Opesanwo, Hon. Justice O. A. Olayinka, Hon. Justice O. A. Okikiolu-Ighile and Hon. Justice O. A. Akinlade.
Others are Hon. Justice I. O. Harrison, Hon. Justice O. A. Ogala, Hon. Justice G. A. Safari, Hon. Justice I. O. Akinkugbe, Hon. Justice O. A. Adamson and Hon. Justice A. Soladoye.