Gov Wada Sets-up Committee to Codify Kogi Laws

The Governor of Kogi state, Captain Idris Wada has inaugurated a committee to codify Kogi state laws since 1963 to date to allow for quick dispensation of justice in the state.

Governor Idris Wada of Kogi State
Governor Idris Wada of Kogi State

In his speech during the inauguration, said the work of the committee is to revise all laws of the state which have been enacted or passed but yet to be brought into operation.

He charged the committee to be creative and resourceful in the discharged of their assignment.

The Governor expressed optimism that the committee will carry out a through assignment in view of the calibre of people appointed to serve on the committee.

The governor said it was on record that since the creation of the state in 1991 there has not been any subsisting codification of laws which courts and legal practitioners can rely on to enhance justice delivery in the state.

He explained that he had assented to a law that provides for the preparation.

The Chairman of the committee Justice Michael Medupin rtd in his respond promised to carry out a good job as he pleaded for adequate time and fund to enable them carry out the assignment.

Earlier, the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Nasir Ajanah in his opening address had told the governor that the committee was the most important committee to b inaugurated.

He said that they have for long advocated for it and praise the governor for the initiative.

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