Thursday, 20 September 2012


Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos, on Monday, took the State Traffic law campaign to the special religious services marking the commencement of the 2012/2013 Legal Year.
The governor told the gathering of serving and retired judges, magistrates, senior lawyers and other legal practitioners to dispense justice when handling cases related to the traffic law.
He urged them to ensure that no innocent person is unjustly punished.

Speaking at the Central Mosque, Lagos, the governor explained that the new law, which already enjoyed the backing of the executive and the legislative arms, also needed the support of the judiciary to make it a success.
He said that legislators will make laws that are aimed at securing life and property, while the executive will continue to exert itself towards implementing those laws, adding that whether it succeeds or not will depend on the judiciary.
“In our state today, road traffic and public transportation has played quite some roles in defining the quality of life we live. How much time we spend at home and how much productivity we ultimately get through when we get to work. How much sleep and well being we ultimately enjoy. Indeed, it is a major determinant of our life expectancy. Needless deaths, untimely deaths have become a scourge in our national life,” he added.
Monday’s programme marked the beginning of a week-long event, and the judicial officers were in their suits and robes, with some of the judges looking elegant in their red ceremonial robes.
Fashola, however, urged the members of the judicial arm to work hard during the new legal year, to build Lagos into a state of pride to all.


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