Niger State Government to Review its Laws

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Laleye Dipo in Minna

The Niger state government is to reform its laws, which have become obsolete, following its last review 27 years ago, the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice Mr. Nasara Danmalam disclosed in Minna on Monday.

Addressing a one day workshop for senior and management staff of the Ministry of Justice with the theme, “Public Sector Reforms-Strategies for Development,” he said that it was sad that Niger state now ranked 31 among the 36 states of the federation and the federal capital territory in the review of laws.

The Attorney General said because of the non-reform of the justice system in the state, administration of justice was now being delayed, a situation that has led to the denial of justice.

“We have to bring our justice system at par with those of other states in the federation; the state cannot continue to depend on and operate obsolete laws,” he said.

As a result, he disclosed, the state and the Australian government have reached an agreement on the reform of the justice system, adding that as part of the memorandum of understanding entered into 15 directors in the ministry would soon embark on a trip to Austria for a five week capacity building course on how to reform the justice system
of the state.