Ikeja – As part of the efforts to improve justice delivery, the Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Opeyemi Oke, on Monday inaugurated solar energy power at the Yaba Magistrates’ Court, Lagos. Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode (right), and the Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Opeyemi Oke The new solar power source is the first of its kind in all judicial divisions in the country.
Four solar power plants were installed to power four courtrooms, chambers of the Magistrates and other offices within the complex of the Yaba Magistrates’ Court. Oke said: “Our Magistrates can now sit for longer hours and be more productive, because as long as there is light, the court rooms will be cool for them to work in.” The chief judge said that the new power source would help to reduce the overhead costs and enhance power usage.
Oke said that in the near future, solar energy would be used in the courts of all judicial divisions of the state. The chief judge, while highlighting the importance of the event, said that Mr Adeniji Kazeem, the Attorney-General of Lagos State, arrived from Japan on Sunday to be part of the inauguration.
“Lagos is the first to do this; we are thinking of a smart city, without a smart city, nothing can work. “We are moving toward a cleaner energy source that has no toxic emissions,” Oke said. In his remarks, Kazeem highlighted the commitment of the state government to ensure an effective justice delivery system for citizens. The attorney-general said that other courts in the state would soon begin to use the new power source.
“I am excited by the inauguration of this solar energy. “Soon, we will be extending solar energy to other courts in the state, to improve their efficiency and justice delivery,” Kazeem said. (NAN)
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