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Lagos CJ swears in 107 customary court judges

Justice-Funmilayo-AtiladeIN its bid ‎to replace aging staff of the Lagos State Customary Courts, the Chief Judge, Justice Funmilayo Atilade yesterday administered oath of office on 107 new judges of the customary courts.

The new judges comprised of 19 Presidents and 88 members and were to preside in 52 Local Governments and Local Council Development Areas (LCDA) in the state.

The Executive Secretary of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC), Mrs. Ayodele Odugbesan, said Section 3 and 13 of the Customary Court Law, 2011, empowers the Chief Judge to make the appointment.
The Chief Judge, while delivering her speech said they were appointed to replace the aging current customary judges in the state, and urged them to be “responsible and live above board.”

“I congratulate you on your appointments. The present customary judges, having occupied the position and served well, it is important to replace the aging ones or those who have died.”

“The customary courts have jurisdiction to administer justice on road traffic issues, environmental issues and other offenses. I admonish all of you to be diligent and passionate. You must be a good listener, humble, above board and have the knowledge of the law of the land. In all, you must remember there is ultimate judge.”



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