Legal year: Ambode promises partnership with judiciary


Lagos—Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State yesterday reaffirmed that his administration will continue to partner with the state judiciary towards good governance.

This is coming as the Lord Bishop of Badagry, Church of Nigeria, Anglican Communion, The Rt Reverend B.J Adeyemi, charged Judges and Magistrates not to take their appointments for granted.

At a special church service held at the Cathedral Church of  Christ, Marina, Lagos as part of activities heralding the commencement of the 2015/2016 legal year, Ambode described the judiciary as a vital arm of government without which the attainment of growth and economic development will be a mirage.


According to the governor, “This is new beginning. I just want to reiterate my commitment to partnering with the judiciary, this is because judiciary remains the most veritable instrument for attainment of growth and economic development in the state.

“I didn’t know that this is the first time a governor will be attending the service of new legal year in Lagos State. I just felt it was dutiful for me to be here.”

At the mosque service, where the deputy governor, Dr Idayat Aderanti-Adebule represented the state government, an Islamic scholar and a professor of history, Tajudeen Gbadamosi urged the judiciary not to frustrate President Muhammadu Buhari’s determination to wipe out corruption from the country.

Earlier in his sermon, the Lord Bishop of Badagry, Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), The Rt Reverend B.J. Adeyemi noted that the grace to be a judge, magistrate and an advocate must not be taken for granted.

He therefore called on judges, magistrates and advocates across the state to let the light of God shine as they dispense justice in all cases assigned to them.

At the Lagos Central Mosque, Professor Gbadamosi who spoke on “Ethics Of Wealth” urged the judiciary to support President Muhammadu Buhari’s in his fight to eradicate corruption in the country.

The lecturer advised Nigerians to earn their wealth lawfully and spend it responsibly.