Idowu Olakunle, Abeokuta
The Ogun State governor, Dapo Abiodun, has presented thirteen Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) to judicial officers in the state as part of his efforts to enhance the welfare of judges and smooth running of the state judiciary.
Presenting the vehicles to the Chief Judge, Mosunmola Dipeolu, at the Governor’s Office, Abiodun noted that it was in fulfillment of the promise of his administration to always support the judiciary.
Abiodun, while adding that the delay in presenting the vehicles was not deliberate, said that his administration in time past had supported the ease of dispensation of justice in the state as well as increased the quarterly allowance of judges in the state.
The governor noted that his administration had embarked on the construction of an housing scheme for judges in the state, saying that the housing scheme was part of the plan of his administration to ensure that judges do not only have entitlement to rent in their life time, but also enjoy such privileges even after retirement.
He recalled that his administration was able to introduce the E-Registry, virtual sitting which was introduced during the COVID-19 pandemic, adding that a collaboration with lawyers in the private sector which allowed them to offer free representation to those that can’t afford lawyers was also established.
In her response, Chief Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu, w ho acknowledged the governor for his support to the judicial arm of government, assured that the state judiciary would continue to perform their duties and also support the state government