By Abdulwahab Abdulah
LAGOS – FormerÂ Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Adetula Alabi, yesterday urged judicial and non judicial officers in the state to cooperate with his successor, Justice Inumidun Akande, to record more progress in the state judiciary.
However, Justice Alabiâ€™s call was coming just as the new acting Chief Judge, Justice Akande stayed away from the thanksgiving service in Alabiâ€™s honour at the Holy Trinity Church, Ebute-Ero, Lagos.
Dignitaries at the occasion included the state Attorney-General, Mr Supo Sasore (SAN); Professor S. A. Adesanya (SAN); Judges of the state High Court including Justices Ayo Philips,Â Idowu, Okojie, Hafees Dabiri, Akinlade,Â Ipaye and host of other members of the Bar.
Alabi who bowed out last Friday after he clocked the mandatory 65 years in service said his service to the judiciary, especially as a judge of the Lagos High Court, was a call to service by God and humanity.
Speaking on his five years tenure at the state judiciary, Alabi said with the support he received from the state government, the judicial and non judicial staff of the state judiciary, he was able to build and improve on the good foundation laid by his predecessors.