All is now set for the historic commissioning of the Court of Appeal Complex Lagos Divi-sion, scheduled for the 19th of December 2016.
A statErnent issued by the Court of Appeal’s Media Officer, Mrs Saadatu Kachalla said that the President of the Court of Appeal, Hon. Justice Zainab Adamu Bulkachuwa CFR was in Lagos last Tuesday, to inspect facilities put in place as part of preparations for the epoch making event. She said the commissioning would be historic because the court began in Lagos 40 years ago.
When the court came into existence in August 1976, the office was then situated at Boudillion Road Ikoyi, Lagos. The building, which once ac-commodated the Supreme Court of Nigeria, was handed over to the Court of Appeal after the Supreme Court moved to Abuja, the Federal Capital. The taut has now been given a face lift by Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa.
As President Justice, Justice Bulkachuwa saw to the success-ful completion and commission-ing of the new Jos Division Court of Appeal office complex in 2009, during the tenure of the former President Justice Umaru F. Abdullahi CON.
In 2014, when she was sworn in as the sixth President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Bulkachuwa worked assiduatsly, and in her resolve to create an enabling working environment against all odds, completed the lbadan Division of the Court.
It was anunissiored that carne year by the then Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Alorna Maryam Mukhtar GCON.