GOVERNOR Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, on Thursday, swore in seven new high court judges.
The new judges are Justices Marian Emeya, Ibironke Harrison, Christopher Balogun, Kafeel Dawodu, Latifat Oluyemi, Latifat Folami and Olubunmi Femi-Adeniyi.
Fashola said that with the swearing-in of the five female and two male judges, the Lagos High Court currently has 56 judges.
He said that the increase in the number of judges was imperative as the most sophisticated legal practices in the country were taking place in Lagos State.
â€œIf we are not to slide back to the days of court congestion, the capacity of judges per litigant must be increased, even as
â€œTodayâ€™s ceremony marks another milestone in our journey to enhance the quality of life of our people through credible and efficient administration of justice,â€™â€™ he said.
Fashola urged the new judges to ensure that justice dispensed by them served the needs of the public.
The Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Inumidun Akande, expressed appreciations to Fashola for providing the required facilities in
She also commended him for continuing with the Judicial Service Reforms initiated under the former governor, Bola Tinubu.
Justice Marian Emeya, who responded on behalf of the other new judges, assured the governor that they would not let him down.