11th August, 2010
The Governor of Lagos State, South â€“ West Nigeria, Babatunde Fashola,(Â SAN)Â this morning commissioned the 22-court room state of art Magistratesâ€™s Court building in Igosere.
Present at the occasion were the Deputy Governor, Mrs.Sara Sosan, Chief Judge of Lagos State Justice Inumidun Akande, Oba of Lagos, Oba Rilwan Akiolu,former chief justices of the state, judges and magistrates.
In his speech, Governor Fashola gave credit to former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and the formerÂ attorney general of Lagos state, Prof. Yemi Osibanjo forÂ conceivingÂ reforms that gave birth to improved infrastructural, procedural and welfareÂ development in the judiciary.
He also acknowledged the effort of the AG, officials of the Ministry of Works and every other persons who contributed to the timely completion of the building
Gov Fashola reiterated his commitment to the effective and effecient dispensation of justice in the state
and said the 22-courtroom building is only one ofÂ nine other magistratesâ€™s court building projects across the state.
According to the governor,Â similar projects going on in the state include 6 court room building in Ikorodu, same in Epe, 22-court room building in Ogba, 6 in Ikeja, 22 in Ajegunle, 6 in Badagry, 22 in Igando, 22 in Mushin and 22 in Alimosho.
He said that upon completion ofÂ the courtrooms, the entire project would have been the largest single infrastructural intervention in the justice sector in nigeria.
He added that with the new infrastructure, magistrates will now sit on Saturdays to cope with the increasing number of cases in the state.
The Chief JudgeÂ Justice Akande thanked the governor for the building and assured him that magistrates will put the building to best use to ensure an improved justice delivery in the state.