Ogun Chief Judge Warns Against Business Illegalities Threatening Business Strength


The Ogun State Chief Judge, Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu has warned against any form of illegality that could deter the business strength of the State, as it aims at sustaining its status in the World Bank ranking on the Ease of Doing Business.

She made this known during a stakeholders’ meeting for entrepreneurs in the business sub-sectors at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta, on Monday.

Chief Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu disclosed that the Ogun State Government will intensify efforts to check all formsof corruption, nepotism, favouritism, and mismanagement that usually occurred in business transactions.

In her address, Justice Dipeolu reiterated that corruption in business transactions is not welcomed in Ogun State, as it attracts appropriate penalties.

The Chief Judge also tasked all Judges and Magistrates present to always be fair, just, and modest while adjudicating on matters relating to business transaction brought before them, adding that their impartial services would go a long way in attracting business owners and solidify the State’s position in “Ease of doing Business” ranking.

Speaking earlier, the State’s Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Akingbolahan Adeniran noted that despite the effects of Covid19 on business generally, the State’s ranking on Ease of Doing Business had improved because the government is not resting on its oars in that respect.

He also added that Ogun State is currently in the second position in Ease of Doing Business and enforcement of contract after Kaduna State.

He further stated that they would do everything within their means to be the number one in enforcement of contract and Ease of Doing Business

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The Commissioner added that such improvement would bring boost to the State’s internally generated revenue.

In her speech, the Director of Commercial Services in the Ministry of Justice, Mrs Adejumoke Adewole stated that much had been learnt about the roles of doing business under the World Bank, revealing that small claims court had been established to settle business disputes of amount not more than N1m.

Mrs Adewole also disclosed that the State Judiciary had introduced steady and management system to ensure cases were not delayed, as well as to wipe out congestion in the Court.

On his part, the Secretary, Ogun State Business Environment Council, Mr Emmanuel Adeleke pointed out that the World Bank’s assessment is based on time frame, and that it is imperative for operators in the business sectors to register and earn their title documents.

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