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Lagos Chief Judge finally bows out on Tuesday

The Chief Judge of Lagos state, Mrs Olufunmilayo Atilade will finally step down as the chief judge Lagos State on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, after a valedictory court session in her honour at The Foyer, High Court Igbosere Road, Lagos.
Although, she crosses the mandatory retirement age of 65 for judges on Sunday, September 24,2017, her service years has been extended by two days (Monday, September 25 and Tuesday, September 26, 2017).
This will  enable her to participate in the First  Legal year service that will hold on Monday, September 25, 2017.
Other events lined up for her retirement includes, a Musical Concert at Agip Hall, Muson Centre, Onikan Lagos, on Thursday, September 21, 2017, between  6pm and 8pm.
There will also be a farewell party at City Hall Catholic Mission Street, Lagos Island on Friday, September 22, 2017, from 2pm to 9pm.
Mrs Olufunmilayo Atilade’s legal career started in 1977 in Federal Ministry of Justice from where she was seconded to Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA).
She joined Lagos State Judiciary as Senior Magistrate and later became Chief Magistrate Administration at Apapa Magistrate Court .
In 1996, she was appointed a judge of High Court by Col. Buba Marwa (now a retired Brig General) who was then the military administrator of Lagos state.
She made history in June 2014 when she succeeded her elder sister, Justice Ayotunde Phillips as the  Acting Chief Judge of Lagos state. She became substantive Chief Judge in August 2014, when she was sworn in by Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola as the 15th Chief Judge of Lagos state and 5th female Chief Judge of Lagos state. Their father, late Justice James Oladipo Williams was once a judge in Lagos state too.
Baring any unforeseen circumstances, she will be succeeded by another female judge, Mrs Opeyemi Olufunmilayo Oke, who presently is the Chief Judge Administration, Lagos state.

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