Justice Akande retires as Chief Judge of Lagos State

Channels Television  
Updated June 9, 2012

Justice Inumidun Enitan Akande has officially bowed out as Chief Judge of Lagos state having attained the statutory retirement age of 65.

At a ceremony to mark her 1004 days in office, and retirement from the judiciary, Justice Akande reiterated the need to move the judiciary forward through the strengthening and sustenance of the independence of the judiciary.

She would be succeeded by Justice Ayotunde Phillips as the lawmakers nodded to the selection of Justice Ayotunde Phillips as a good choice, promising her of their support.

They urged her to fast track the dispensation of justice and also address the congestion of prisons in the state. Justice Phillips had worked with the state Development and Property Corporation as the Company Secretary before she was transferred to the Ministry of Justice in 1989.

She had worked in the Judiciary Service Commission for 18 years.

The Lagos State Chief Judge, Akande said that she made positive strides to improve the judiciary during her tenure.

She said: “Bowing out of office, I am no doubt convinced that we have, within the period, creditably discharged our functions and laid solid foundations for succeeding administrations”.

Akande said that restoring the glory and dignity of the judiciary was one of her major achievements in office.