The President of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria, His Lordship, Hon. Justice Babatunde Adejumo, OFR today Tuesday 17th September 2019 Joined Edo State governor, His Excellency, Godwin Obaseki; Deputy Gov. Phillip Shuaib, the state Chief Judge, Hon. Justice Esohe Ikponmwen; State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Prof Yinka Omorogbe; Edo State House of Assembly members, members of the Bar, State Judicial officers and many others to commission Benin Division of the court.
While commissioning the project, his Excellency, Governor Godwin Obaseki’s used the avenue to appreciate the invited guests and lauded the president of the Industrial Court, Hon. Justice Babatunde Adejumo, OFR for his vision and sacrifice towards repositioning labour jurisprudence in Nigeria, expressed that history would forever be kind to him.
The governor also said that concerted efforts have been put in place to make Edo State a hub for the Judiciary in Nigeria that soonest bigger edifice of the court would be commissioned.
Justice Adejumo was accompanied by the Industrial Judges among were Hon. Justice Benedict Kanyip, Hon. Justice O. A. Obaseki-Osaghae, Hon. Justice I. J. Targema and Hon. Justice Sanusi Kado, Hon. Justice A. A. Adewemimo, top principal officers and staff of the Court to mention a few.
Also speaking, Justice Adejumo expressed joy on the beautification of the project, thanked and assured the governor that the facility would be judiciously used for the advancement of the Rule of Law, to improve access to justice and to promote better industrial harmony in the state and the country at large.
“Indeed, It is an incontrovertible fact that the risk of lawyers and litigants going to neighbouring Akure-Ondo state for court sittings has been conquered.” Justice Adejumo said.