Legal Year: Stakeholders Want Synergy between Arms of Government

There is the need for synergy between the Executive and Judiciary arm of government.

Stakeholders made the call at services held in Ibadan to mark 2019/2020 Legal Year.

At a lecture, Professor Wole Abass of Islamic and Arabic Study, University of Ibadan, noted that to have effective justice dispensation, the Executive must support the Judiciary.

He also advised the Judiciary to exhibit fear of God while dispensing justice.

Vice Chairman, Nigeria Bar Association Ibadan branch, Mr. Ibrhim Lawal called on clerics to gear their message to sensitizing parent ton training their children.

Deputy Governor of Oyo State, Enginner Rauf Olanitan, promised that the government would provide everything needed for Judiciary autonomy.

Chief Judge of Oyo State, Justice Munta Abimbola, promised said courts would ensure quick dispensation of justice and work toward decongestion of prison.

Justice Abimbola explained that National Judicial Commission had approved three more judges for the state to fast track justice delivery.

At the Cathedral of Saint James the Great Okebola Ibadan, Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde called for synergy between the legal practitioners and the Executive arm.

Governor Makinde, who was represented by Secretary to the State Government, Mrs Bamiwo Adeosun, urged the gown and bench to be transparent and shun corruption.

Earlier, The Archbishop of Ibadan Dioceses, Anglican Communion, The Most Reverend Dr Joseph Akinfenwa, urged the legal entities to always cultivate the habit of being truthful and have trust in God at all times.

Archbishop Joseph Akinfenwa called for appointment of more judges to fast track justice dispensation.

The occasion was also attended by some royal fathers

Lilian Ibomor/Sunday Ogunyemi

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