The Lagos State Judiciary commenced its annual Vacation on Monday, August 17 2020 and it came to an end on Friday, September 11 2020.
The Chief Judge of Lagos State, Honourable Justice Kazeem O. Alogba, gave pursuant to order 49 Rule 4(D) of the High Court of Lagos State (Civil Procedure) Rules, 2019 and approved that both dates inclusive would be the period fixed for the long Vacation.
The New Legal Year Services held on Monday, September 21 2020
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Monday, September 21 2020 gave an address at a church service held at the Cathedral Church of Christ, Marina, Lagos to mark the commencement of the Lagos State Judiciary 2020/2021 Legal Year.
The Governor, who was represented at the service by his wife, Dr Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu commended the State Judiciary for rising up to the challenges posed by COVID-19 in the justice sector.
Sanwo-Olu noted that despite the disruptive impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, the State Judiciary continued to dispense Justice through innovative measures.
In his remarks, the Chief Judge, Justice Kazeem Alogba, pledged that judges and magistrates of the State Judiciary will continue to dispense justice without fear or favour and in accordance with the law.
The Diocesan Bishop of Lagos, Rt. Rev. Humphrey Olumakaiye admonished judges and magistrates to continue to uphold righteousness and justice while overseeing disputes brought before them.
Thereafter, there was a Special Service held at the Central Mosque, Lagos to herald the New Legal Year 2020/2021 of the Lagos State Judiciary.
During the service, the Chief Imam of Oluwole-Ogba, Imam Sa’adallah Bella, who delivered the lecture, admonished judges and lawyers to be honest and truthful when discharging their duties saying there can be no peace in the country if the people lose faith in the Judiciary.
The Grand Chief Imam of Lagos State, Sheik Sulaimon Abu-Nollah gave the closing prayer and in his supplication at the event, he prayed that Allah in his infinite mercy, grant judges and magistrates in the state the wisdom needed to dispense justice fairly.
The Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Kazeem O. Alogba while giving the vote of thanks noted that the occasion is nothing but the manifestation of the Judicial System.
He further appreciated the Royal Fathers who were also present at the occasion, all Vacation judges, the 143 magistrates in Lagos State and SANs.
The New Legal Year Services came to an end with a parade at Igbosere High Court and a photo session.
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