GOVERNOR OYETOLA GIFTS 13 JEEPS TO OSUN HIGH COURT JUDGES - THE FIRST IN 12 YEARS
Osun State Governor, Mr Adegboyega Oyetola, on Friday presented 13 Toyota Jeeps to the High Court Judges- the first time in 12 years.
Speaking at the presentation ceremony held at the Government House, Osogbo, Governor Oyetola said his action was aimed at improving the welfare of the members of the judiciary who he described as "the last hope of the common man".
"Judiciary is the last hope of the common man, thus its members must be given better treatment and recognition."
The Governor said his administration had ensured absolute autonomy for the three arms of government in the State, hence no arm asserted undue influence on the other for personal interests or gains since his assumption of office.
"To be honest, the three arms of government in Osun have been particularly very autonomous. No one deprives the other for its personal interest. There is no influence from either the executive, legislature or judiciary.
"As we all know, in our State, there is a cordial relationship between the three arms of government. That is the way it should be. No arm of government can do it alone without the support of the other.
"So, autonomy in Osun among the three arms of government is so perfect. Autonomy is not restricted to financial aspect alone, but a wider scope that encompasses a lot of things as we do in Osun to ensure that no one influences the other. That is why we have been having it so good", Oyetola said.
The last time judges in Osun were given an official car was in 2008 during the administration of Olagunsoye Oyinlola. Governor Oyetola explained that the motive behind his decision is to strengthen the judiciary in its quest for justice in the State.
"We don't expect our Judges to be taking commercial transport here and there. So, we need to give them the comfort they deserve in the dispensation of justice.
The Governor also commended the contributions of the Chief judge, Justice Adepele Ojo, in providing good relations between the arms of government.
"We are particularly very proud of the judiciary in our state under the leadership of the Chief Judge, Justice Adepele Ojo who has been very wonderful in providing leadership and ensuring good relationship between the arms of government."