Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Ahmed advocates stiffer penalty for kidnappers

 Kwara State Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed yesterday called for stiffer sanctions for kidnappers as a deterrent to others.
He also spoke about the importance of reform in the judicial system to ensure confidence in the system and to facilitate expeditious dispensation of justice.
The governor spoke during the 2016 Kwara State Justice Sector Reform Awareness and Training programme at the Banquet Hall of the Government House in Ilorin.
He said: “Nigeria requires reforms in almost all sectors in order to achieve the transformation that we all seek for current and future generations of Nigerians.

“Notwithstanding its significant contributions to the country’s development and sustenance of democratic governance, the justice sector is in no less need of reform which increases confidence in the system by ensuring that the judiciary sustains its reputation as the citizen’s last refuge.”
The governor added that “given the fact that a peaceful and lawful society is germane to development, an effective judicial system is also critical given its capacity to ensure the orderliness and peace necessary for economic growth and advancement.”
He urged security agencies to redouble efforts to prevent and detect kidnapping and abduction in the state.
The governor commended the Technical Committee of Justice Sector Reform Team for planning the “Revised layman’s Law of Kwara State” saying it is a simplified compilation of the Law of the State in simple, easy to understand language.
Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice Kamaldeen Ajibade, said the Justice Sector Reform Team is an initiative to quicken dispensation of justice and bring justice to the door steps of residents in the state.


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