Chief Judge of Lagos Chief Hon. Justice Opeyemi Oke has commended the Oba of Lagos, Rilwan Akiolu for his tremendous support since she assumed the mantle of leadership of the State Judiciary in particular and to the administration of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode in general.
Justice Oke who made who was on a farewell visit to the palace of the Oba stated that the feats recorded under the present administration in the State could not have been possible without the collaborative efforts of the Oba and the very firm support members of the Judiciary have enjoyed from him.
In her words: “By the grace of God, your concerted effort towards a stronger and greater Judiciary and our steadfastness, laudable achievements have been recorded to the advancement of the Lagos State Judiciary”.
Justice Oke rolled out the achievements of the state Judiciary under the administration of Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode to include Renovation of courts, prison decongestion, digitalization of the probate registries among others.
She also added that her tenure ensured the installation and Commissioning of the vision, mission and commitment signposts of the Lagos State Judiciary across all the Court premises in Lagos State, Creation of two new divisions of the High Court on as well as the Creation of Small Claims Courts in the Magistracy among several other laudable interventions.
The Chief Judge noted that as the curtains draw on her tenure as the State Chief Judge to pave way for another successor, it is her hope that the successor would record more feats. “I am hopeful that greater feats shall be recorded on the account of the Judiciary to the admiration of other Judiciaries in the country and even on the international platform.”
Justice Oke would be retiring from the Lagos State Judiciary soon having reached the compulsory retirement age for Judges.