Delta defends lawyers audit committee
The Delta State Attorney-General (AG) and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Peter Mrakpor has defended the Committee set up to audit case files and assess the general performance of ministry staff.
The AG, while receiving the report of the 5-Man Committee headed by the Acting Permanent Secretary and Solicitor-General of the State, Mr. Ben Odigwe said that the initiative was part of efforts to raise the quality and standard of practice in the Ministry.
The Attorney-General explained that the main thrust of the committee’s report, which is contained in two volumes was to ascertain the quality of practice, identify the administrative capacity of the Zonal Offices of the Ministry as well as address the issue of truancy and indolence amongst staff.
The Attorney-General who commended the Committee for the conclusion of phase one of its assignment, promised to undertake a comprehensive study of the report and pledged to implement its recommendations for the overall good of the Ministry.
Odigwe, while presenting his report, thanked the Attorney General for the exercise. According to him, the team had the mandate to undertake a tour of all the Zonal Offices of the Ministry with the terms of reference of assessing working conditions and infrastructure, evaluate staff disposition, audit all case files as presented by legal officers in each zone, assess the general performance of the staff as well as needs each zone.
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