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‘14 bills passed into laws under Ambode’s administration’


[FILE PHOTO] Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, the Governor of Lagos State.<br />Photo: Twitter/ AkinwunmiAmbode

For effective justice delivery system in Lagos State under the governor Akinwunmi Ambode administration, 14 bills were passed into laws while 12 are in the drafting process.

This was disclosed by the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Kazeem Adeniji, in an interview with newsmen in Lagos.

According to him, the Ambode administration has maintained the tradition of keeping the state as the vanguard of good governance, rule of law and constitutionalism.

“Under my watch as Attorney-General, the sector in Lagos state has experienced the implementation of programmes aimed at giving the people of the state greater access to justice through dynamic law reforms and adherence to the rule of law.

“Owing to the cooperation and support received from State House of Assembly, the Judiciary, the Police, the prison Service and other security operatives, we have been able to collectively ensure that our dear state is a safe and secure environment for all regardless of our different tribes, religious and political affiliations,” he said.

The AG, reeled out his achievements which include introduction of mobile court, creation of a web portal where all laws and regulations of state law are available online, building of courts, creation of Special Task Force on Land Grabbers popularly knowns as ‘Omo Onile Taskforce’ and the establishment of sexual Offences and Child Justice unit to ensure timely prosecution of sexual and gender based violence cases at the newly designated Sexual Offences Court, High Court of Lagos State Ikeja judicial division.

Others include the world class standard DNA Forensic Centre for proper investigation and prosecution of crimes, adjudication and the administration of justice in the state.

“The commitment of the Ministry of Justice to provide adequate support to the state Internal Revenue Service (LIRS), we set up the Rapid Tax Prosecution Unit,” he said, adding that the enforcement procedure has ensured some level of compliance with tax defaulters approaching LIRS to offset their outstanding debts.

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