Sanwo-Olu criticised for giving cars to Lagos judges

Lagos governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has come under some criticisms for giving out expensive vehicles to judges in the state.

The move was criticised by some who argued that such action could subvert the course of justice in favour of the governor and his friends.

They also argued that such a move was in bad taste as many Lagos residents who were handicapped by coronavirus restrictions could barely feed themselves.

The criticisms came after the governor, on Wednesday, announced on Facebook that he had “handed over official vehicles for Honorable Judges of the Lagos State Judiciary at the High Court Ikeja.”

The governor said he did so because his administration had a “quest to constantly improve the welfare of our judicial officers”.

“It is my belief that our judicial officers will continue to make the Lagos State Judiciary a beacon of service and excellence for other states and a true hope of the common man.”

Photos: Sanwo-Olu ‘dashes’ Lagos judges expensive SUVs

But some Nigerians flooded Sanwo-Olu’s page to disagree with the gesture.

“Continue wasting money,” one Kehinde Oluwaseun wrote, “as if they don’t have good vehicles they are using”.

Another commentor, John Segun, wrote:

“We still have bad roads on the streets of Lagos. Uncomplicated projects are there. There are numerous issues left unattended to but we are dashing cars. It is not fair.”

Others took to the page to ask why primary and secondary school principals were not afforded the same luxury.

But there were many others who praised the governor for a job well done.

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