Lagos — Lagos State governor Babatunde Fashola has appealed to the striking federal judiciary workers to put an end to their action, saying the strike does the country no good.
The governor said the strike does not afford service to the people who sought justice in the court rooms that were affected by the strike. He asked the striking workers to embrace dialogue towards settling the differences between them and their employer.
Fashola made the appeal yesterday while commissioning the Lagos State Judicial Service Commission complex opposite Police Training College, Ikeja. He said completion of the building says so many things about the commitment of his administration to the support of a strong judiciary as a necessary and indispensable institution for the enthronement and defence of rights in a democracy.
Governor Fashola dedicated the building to Justice Joseph Adetunji Adefarasin, the second Chief Judge of Lagos State in November 1974 who retired in 1985. Justice Adefarasin, according to Fashola, was the longest serving Chief Judge in the history of Lagos today and the first Chairman of the Lagos state Judicial Service Commission.