Plans are under way by the Ondo State government to construct a new High court complex to replace the current one in Akure, the state capital.
The state governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotimi Akeredolu disclosed this while declaring open the 2019/2020 Chief Judge’s seminar held at the Dome, Akure.
According to the Governor, the new complex will house about 20 high court rooms, judges’ chambers, a well furnished ceremonial hall, multi door court chambers, JSC Office block and staff clinic among other offices.
Represented by the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Adekola Olawoye, SAN, Akeredolu said that the current complex will be converted to Ondo State Magistrate Complex.
He noted that his administration would continue not to interfere in the judiciary’s process in order to ensure peace and stability.
In her welcome address, the Chief Judge of Ondo State, Justice Olutoyin Akeredolu said the theme of the seminar “independence of the judiciary: a pathway to democratic development” was chosen to address emerging legal trends in Nigeria democracy as it affects the judiciary.