As part of efforts to build a strong and formidable judiciary in Lagos State, the state government has handed out 51 vehicles and eight houses to judges.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu while handing over the houses and cars at the Ikeja High Court on Wednesday, pledged that no arm of Government in the state will be deprived of requisite tools to perform its statutory duties. It would be second time in a year Gov Sanwo-Olu would be giving out official vehicles to members of the State’s judiciary.
Last October, the Governor gave out 50 official cars to magistrates to aid their duties. According to him, there would-be no-good governance and development without a formidable judiciary and he re-assured members of the judicial arm that the executive arm under his leadership would be a dependable partner.
“In handing over these 51 vehicles to our judges and eight houses to the newly appointed judges of the state High Court, we are ensuring that our judiciary has all it takes to seamlessly perform its duties as the bastion of the common man. We cherish the work you do; we thank you for justifying the confidence reposed in you; we appreciate you for being independent umpires even when the stakes are high,” he said.