Ogun State Government has restated its commitment to provide enabling atmosphere for the rule of law and cooperate with other arms of Government within the constitutional permission of separation of powers of the three arms of Government.
Governor Dapo Abiodun stated this at a special Mosque Service ushering in the 2019-2020 Legal Year of the State Judiciary, held at Central Mosque, Kobiti, Abeokuta.
Represented by his deputy, Engr. Noimot Salako-Oyedele, the Governor appreciated the place of the Judiciary for the successful implementation of the present administration’s Building our Future Together agenda, saying, ‘’to achieve success in giving Ogun State a focused and qualitative governance, it was important to create an enabling environment for the public-private sector partnership, in order to ensure a viable system of law and justice, which would guarantee individual rights and sanctity among institutions’’.
Governor Abiodun said his administration was committed to providing a just, free and egalitarian society, which would assure a continued development and a more abundant life for all citizens, as well as those who had made the State their homes irrespective of gender, geographical location, economic stratification, political or religious affiliation.
While assuring members of the Bench and Bar that his government would ensure the completion of the Judicial Complex, he advised them to abide by the rule of law in the dispensation of justice for the attainment of orderliness in the society, urging people to continue to cooperate and pray for his administration.
Delivering a lecture titled, Islamic and Contemporary Issues, Security Matters in Nigeria, the founder and spiritual head of Shafaudeen in Islam Worldwide, Prof. Sabitu Olagoke, quoting from the Holy Quran, Chapter 5, verse 53 said the fear of God was an important parameter in achieving transparency and due process in life, adding that the Judiciary is answerable to God in matters of corruption and indiscipline.
The Cleric said transparency, trust and fairness must be considered in the course of their duties, noting that political parties should provide quality leadership to their followers, while challenging the media to be up and doing in the task to rescue Nigeria from its predicament.