Lagos to get new commercial court…
Written by tobi adejare on March 28, 2019
Lagos State Government is set to expand its courts with the construction of a specialised court that will handle commercial disputes.
The new court house will complement the existing commercial court at Onikan.
According to the Chief Judge of the State, Justice Opeyemi Oke, the new court house which is expected to have twenty courtrooms is long over due considering the volume of commercial transactions in the state.
Speaking at the ground breaking ceremony in Tapa Street, Lagos Island, Justice Oke commended the Governor Akinwunmi Ambode for approving the project saying it was a dream come true for her administration.
Justice Oke explained that the objective of setting up the Commercial Court was to provide fast track decisions on business disputes.
Contributing, the Chief Executive Officer of the construction company, Mr Toyin Adeyinka said the structure which would cost one point four billion naira would be of international standard and it is expected to be completed in two years.
Correspondent Wahab Akinlade reports that the event had in attendance judges, Permanent Secretary of the State Ministry of Work, Mr Olujimi Kutonu, and some members of staff of the state judiciary.