Lagos State Deputy Governor, Hon. Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire has called on the newly-appointed Chief Judge of the state, Justice Ayotunde Phillips to create an enabling environment to strengthen judicial administration and guarantee efficient dispensation of justice in the state.
The Deputy Governor made the call in her office yesterday while hosting the Chief Judge, who paid her a courtesy visit.
She noted that the Chief Judge came on board at a time the administration of justice in the state was at a new height courtesy of the immediate past Chief Judge, Justice Inumidun Akande, and urge the new CJ to help the state sustain the tempo in order to make the state judicial system a shining example for other states.
While stressing the need for co-operation among members of the bench to achieve unity of purpose, Adefulire also urged the CJ to work with the state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice to review various laws of the state and make necessary amendments that would help to prevent duplication of functions among various agencies of government to further simplify the process of administration of justice in the state.
She added that it was because of the belief of the Fashola administration that justice remains the last hope of common man that a holistic approach was taken by the state government to reform the state judicial system.
Earlier in her address, Justice Philips explained that the visit was aimed at expressing her readiness to elevate the judiciary by fast tracking the process of justice administration in line with the universal standard best practice.
She assured the Deputy Governor that the judicial arm of government under her leadership would work with the other two arms to ensure a better life for Lagosians.