About Us

Brief History

The State Judicial Service Commission is an establishment under Chapter VI Section 197 (I) (C) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria with its composition, functions and powers set out in Part II of the Third Schedule of the Constitution. Its functions are similar in scope and nature with those of the Civil Service Commission, the State Independent Electoral Commission and Local Government Service Commission. According to Sections 202 and 204 of the 1999 Constitution, the State Judicial Service Commission may make its own regulations. The constitution provides that in the exercise of its powers, the State Judicial Service Commission, like the State Civil Service Commission and State Independent Electoral Commission, shall not be subject to the directives and control of any other authority or person.

The Lagos State Judicial Service Commission since its inception had moved its office from place to place and finally, settled down at its present permanent site. The new office complex was officially commissioned on Tuesday 12th March, 2013 by the Governor of Lagos State, His Execellency, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN, during which he directed that the building be named and referred to as “ADETUNJI ADEFARASIN HOUSE” in honour of the second (2nd) Chief Judge of the State and the longest serving Chief Judge (1st November, 1974-24th January, 1985) to date.

Our Vision & Mission

  • VISION STATEMENT

    “Development and enhancement of a Judiciary that dispenses Justice expeditiously based on fairness and equity.

  • MISSION STATEMENT

    “Full commitment to an efficient service delivery system and optimal development of human resource with a view to impacting positively on the administration of Justice in Lagos State.”

Ministerial Responsibilities

The Commission carries out its functions in strict compliance with provisions of the 1999 Constitution, Judicial Service Rules, and the Scheme of Service for public officers, establishment circulars and extant rules and regulations. Its statutory functions include, but not limited to the following:

  •  Control of Staff of the Judiciary of the State: These include the Chief Registrar, Deputy Chief Registrars, Magistrates, Presidents and Members of Customary Courts and all other staff from Grade Level 07 and above.
  •  Appointments/Promotions
  •  Disciplinary Matters
  • To recommend to the National Judicial Council, suitable persons for nomination to the office of Chief Judge and other Judges of the State High Court.
  •  To recommend to the National Judicial Council (NJC) the removal from office of any Judicial Officer, found wanting in the discharge of his/ her official duties.