The Nation (Nigeria)

Lagos Judiciary, EFCC partner for effective justice administra­tion

- By Adebisi Onanuga

THE Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Kazeem Alogba, and the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) in Lagos, are set to ensure the smooth running of the administra­tion of justice system in the state.

The decision was taken when the EFCC Head, Lagos Zonal Office,

Hammed Ghali, and his team visited Alogba at the Ikeja High Court.

The CJ assured the anti-graft commission of the judiciary’s continued support, to restore confidence in justice administra­tion in the state.

He commended the efforts of Ghali since assumption of office in Lagos State and applauded the innovative style to set up dedicated emails to bridge the communicat­ion gap as well as the appointmen­t of a Liaison Officer to collaborat­e with the Chief Registrar, to drive good justice system in Lagos State.

These initiative­s, according to the Chief Judge, is a step in the right direction and would make the judiciary and the commission work seamlessly in the discharge of their duties.

Justice Alogba told the commission that the judiciary was awaiting to get more allocation for judges in Lagos, considerin­g the increase in filing of cases.

He identified the various challenges facing the judicial system but assured that work was ongoing to address them and ensure that the justice administra­tion system is at its best.

“We have had various challenges since the year ranging from coronaviru­s lockdown, the #ENDSARS saga and JUSUN strike, which all had great effects on most of the courts and in turn resulted in devastatin­g effect on the administra­tion of justice system in the state.

“We are working on how best to get things done as fast as possible, we will continue to support the Commission to restore back the confidence in the justice administra­tion system,” he said.

Responding, Ghali said the commission is working tirelessly to ensure a good justice system is put in place in the state, pledging his total commitment to ensure same.

“This is why we have set up a centralise­d email to bridge the communicat­ion gap and appointmen­t of a Liaison Officer to collaborat­e with the Chief Registrar for effective synergy with the judiciary.”

He pleaded with the Chief Judge to expedite action on pending cases, and in filing/assigning of more judges to upcoming fresh cases bordering on financial crimes.

He expressed his appreciati­on to all Lagos State judges for their efficient and effective handling of financial crime cases allotted to them.

 ??  ?? •From left: Olori Olayinka Kiladejo; the Osemawe and Paramount Ruler of Ondo Kingdom, Oba Victor Adesimbo Kiladejo (Jilo III); Mrs Florence Akintunde and Ayodele Akintunde (SAN) at the 85th birthday thanksgivi­ng service of Mrs Akintunde in Ondo State.
•From left: Olori Olayinka Kiladejo; the Osemawe and Paramount Ruler of Ondo Kingdom, Oba Victor Adesimbo Kiladejo (Jilo III); Mrs Florence Akintunde and Ayodele Akintunde (SAN) at the 85th birthday thanksgivi­ng service of Mrs Akintunde in Ondo State.

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