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LASG swore in new Chief Judge

Following the statutory retirement of Justice Olufunmilayo Atilade as Chief Judge of Lagos state, the Lagos state governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday, October 20, 2017 swore – in Justice Opeyemi Oke as the Chief Judge of the state.
Speaking at the State Executive Chambers in Alausa while swearing-in Justice Opeyemi Oke as the 16th substantive Chief Judge of the State, Governor Ambode called for more reforms aimed at fast-tracking justice delivery without necessarily compromising the fundamental principle of fair hearing and the rule of law.
The governor also unveiled plans to establish a designated Commercial Courthouse for speedy resolution of disputes and enhance ease of doing business.
He added that Lagos as the commercial nerve centre of the country deserves a modern state of the art first class Commercial Courthouse and urged Justice Oke to see her appointment as a platform to sustain and improve on the enviable reputation of the State Judiciary.
He also assured of continued cooperate with the judiciary in implementing appropriate strategies to ensure justice is done speedily.



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