Ogun State Judiciary will benefit from government’s wave of effective adoption of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), as the process will ease the challenges confronting the judiciary in the administration of justice.
Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun who made this known at the special church service ushering in the 2019-2020 Legal Year, held at the Cathedral Church of Saint Peters, Ake, Abeokuta, said his administration would ensure that the State Judiciary Complex was completed on time.
He said the Judiciary had been a pillar of survival of democratic principles and preservation of the people’s right, which was the essence of government, opining that the maintenance and administration of Justice were required to ensure healthy polity and attainment of democratic society.
The State’s helmsman noted that his administration would continue to provide conducive atmosphere for the rule of law and ensure that the executive arm of government cooperates with the other arms within the constitutional separation of powers, adding that the judiciary had over the years been the pillar that helped democracy to survive.
The Governor noted that the new legal year was another opportunity to reaffirm individual and collective commitment to the cause of Justice, charging members of the Judiciary to enter the year with renewed vigour, to efficiently discharge their constitutional duty.
He added that the State was blessed with array of best professionals that have rendered services to humanity which guarantees continued development and abundant life for the people, irrespective of their gender, geographical location, economic, political or religious affiliations.
In his sermon, the Bishop of Egba West, Anglican Communion, the Rt. Rev. Samuel Ogundeji, admonished legal luminaries to be unbiased in the discharge of their duties, admonishing them to work with the fear of God, adding that all, irrespective of status, would be judged based on God’s standard.
The Bishop of Egba West also used the occasion to congratulate the State Governor on his victory at the Election Petition Tribunal, saying his victory authenticated the fact that he had the backing of the people of the State.
The Chief Judge of the State, Hon. Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu, read the only Bible scripture of from the Book of Romans, Chapter 2 verses 1- 16.
Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu in her speech titled, Change and the Judiciary, noted that the Judiciary intends to move to the Complex fully computerised, with verbatim recorders, in order to ease the burden of the staff.
She stated that there would be rigorous and massive refurbishments of dilapidated court buildings across the State to ensure conducive environment.