The Lagos State Assembly is promoting the use of Yoruba language in the state’s institutions and members of the Assembly seem to be looking at the possibility of having court proceedings in the language.
But Justice Ayotunde Philips, immediate past Chief Judge of the state has said it is not possible.
Justice Phillips spoke on Thursday during the confirmation of her appointment as chairman of the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC).
One of the questions posed to Justice Philips by the House speaker, Mudashiru Obasa, was if it was possible to start speaking Yoruba in courts in the state.
Justice Philips said it would be impossible as some of the people who come to the courts would not understand the language.
“Some of the people who come to the court do not understand Yoruba Language and when you start speaking Yoruba in the court it would be a ground for appeal for someone who does not understand Yoruba Language”
Justice Philips, 62, who was invited to the House to defend her nomination as LASIEC chairman, said during plenary that she was prepared for the job.