COVID-19: Lagos Chief Judge Restricts Court Attendance

COVID-19: Lagos Chief Judge Restricts Court Attendance
Lagos State Govt

With the increasing number of coronavirus cases, the Lagos State Chief Judge, Hon. Justice Kazeem Alogba, has restricted the number of persons allowed in courts.

This decision was communicated in a circular dated January 15, 2021.

The Chief Judge stated that only those engaged in essential services are to report for work as only them will be allowed into the court premises.

Also Read: COVID-19: Kano Govt Directs Re-Opening Of Public, Private Health Institutions

The Circular also stated that in High Courts, only the presiding Judge and four other staff, which include, the Secretary, Legal Registrar, Court Clerk and Recorder shall attend court.

At the Magistrate Courts, the attendance is restricted to only the Chief Magistrate on grade level 15 and above, together with their legal registrars and court clerks.

The Chief Registrar and Deputy Chief Registrar, however, are expected to be in attendance throughout the week, with the chief registrar having two support staff and the deputy having the secretary and additional staff on a rotational basis.