Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, will on Monday swear-in Justice Opeyemi Oke as the Acting Chief Judge of the state.
A statement on Friday by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Habib Aruna, said Oke, who is the most senior judge of the state judiciary, is to be sworn-in as acting CJ following the retirement of Justice Olufunmilayo Atilade who would attain the statutory retirement age on September 24, 2017.
Atilade had on Monday paid a courtesy visit to the governor at Lagos House to officially announce her retirement from the state’s judiciary.
Speaking while receiving the outgoing Chief Judge, the governor pledged his administration’s determination to prioritise the welfare of serving and retired judges in the state so they could continue to give their “very best” to the economic prosperity of the state.
He said with the concerted efforts put in place since May 2015, Lagos State judiciary had become a reference point on how the judiciary should run.
“Reforms in the judiciary are a continuous thing and in areas in which we have not done utmost well as you so much envisioned, we would improve on them and we would also ensure that we make life comfortable for our retired judges as you move into that club,” the governor added.