The Chief Justice of Nigeria. Hon. Chief Justice Walter S.N. Onnoghen has applauded Governor Ayodele Fayose over the construction of a new ultra modern High court, referring to him as a planner, hardworker and game changer who has strategically changed the face of Ekiti.
Onooghen who was represented by Hon. Justice Olukayode Ariwoola made this statement today at the commissioning of the edifice in Ado- Ekiti.
The high court which carries the name Justice Ademola Ajakaiye House is worth 1.9billon naira and is adjudged to be one of the best in Nigeria with 3 floors and 6 fully furnished court rooms built especially for the judicial personnel to thrive effectively in the state.
Commending the Governor, the CJN noted that the Governor has proved to be a pace setter at all fronts and deemed it fit to improve the judicial sector drastically even in the face of difficulties.
Speaking at the commission today in Ado- Ekiti, the Governor of Ekiti, Dr. Ayodele Fayose noted that the High court is for the benefit of the judicial arm of government which is of immense importance and deserving utmost recognition.
“Judiciary is any nation is the last hope of the common man. It therefore behoves that the judiciary should not be politicised. Leadership is extremely different from politicking and must be be established in all areas without preference”.
“This high court has been built especially for the benefit of of the judicial arm of government in this state that has been neglected for far too long and it is worthwhile to say that I have done it even in the face of recession”.
While lauding the efforts of those involved in the project, the Governor said this achievement which speaks well for his governance would serve as a point of positive reference to his administration in the future.
In his remarks, the Attorney General and Chief Justice of Ekiti State Barrister Kola Kolade posited that the edifice has been much awaited and would serve as a rallying point for all judicial administrations in the state. He implored the staff to imbibe an effective maintenance culture that would avail the edifice to stand the test of time.
Also the Oluyin of Iyin, Oba Ademola Ajakaiye on whom the honour falls expressed his gratitude to the Governor for keeping to his promise and naming the edifice after him. He also revealed that this occasion marks the first time, a court house is being named after a former judge in the state and urged subsequent Governors to do same.
Present at the commissioning were the Governor of Akwa Ibom, Mr Emmanuel Udom, royal fathers, Attorney Generals, Chief Justices, Lawyers of the Senior Advocates of Nigeria cadre and members of Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria and Aare Afe Babalola, founder Abuad University, Ado-Ekiti.