The Solicitor-General and Permanent Secretary of the Lagos State Ministry of Justice Mrs Titilayo Shitta-Bey-Jeje has said 25 bills have been signed and passed into law for easy access to judiciary.
She stated that Lagos State was truly the Centre of Excellence as it was always innovative, and creating people-oriented laws and policies designed to make the life of its people better.
The Solicitor-General spoke at the Lagos State session in the just-concluded Nigerian Bar Association Section on Public Interest and Development Law annual conference in Lagos.
She said that the constant reform of laws in the state was to enhance the administration of justice and access to judiciary for residents of the state, adding that 25 bills were passed and sign into law.
Shitta-Bey-Jeje further stated that the state government under the leadership of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu was committed to enhancing the quality of service delivery of the state judiciary by renovations of various magistrates and high court buildings across the state, noting that 10 courts had been fully digitalised, as well as creating an online platform where Lagosians could visit to get diverse legal advice.
The Administrator General and Public Trustee, Lagos State, Mr Jide Oduyebo, who also spoke at the event noted that his agency was created to administer and equitably share partition to the assets of person or persons who died without leaving a will amongst qualified beneficiaries. He added that the GPT obtained letters of administration in respect of estate under its management, amongst others.
The coordinator Lagos State Task Force on Land grabbers, Miss Rukayat Shomade, in her remarks on the activities of her agency, disclosed that the agency received over 7000 petitions since its creation.
She said that 2500 of the petitions were treated at the land grabber unit with about 1500 frivolous petitions outside the state’s jurisdiction received, stating that 10 convictions were made and 70 petitioners fully recovered their property.