Lagos Govt To Amend High Court Law

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By; MATTHEW UKACHUNWA,  Lagos

Lagos State governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has taken steps to amend the state’s High Court law.

He said that the bill for the amendment of the High Court law to fit the number of judges in the state at 120 from the present 59 has been sent to the Lagos State House of Assembly.

“We expect this to be invariably considered and passed very soon,” the governor said.

When amended, it will enable the state’s judiciary to handle the number of disputes that would arise as the state strives to be the third largest city in the world by 2050.

The governor disclosed this initiative at the swearing in of three High Court swearing judges which took place at Alausa, Ikeja.

“By 2050, Lagos State will be the third largest city in the world with a population of 50 million; right now we are just 24 million.

“So, obviously if we are the fifth largest economy in Africa right now and we are striving to become the third largest economy, it means to tell you the commercial activities and disputes that will be taking place,” the governor explained.

He described the decision to amend the High Court law as a part of the new innovations designed to position the judiciary of the state to enable it meet the challenges of quick and speedy dispensation of justice.  

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