Omolara Adasofunjo

The Ogun State Ministry of Justice has been charged to ensure immediate review of obsolete laws in the state with a view to fine tuning them in line with current realities.

The charge was given by the State House of Assembly Committee on Justice at the presentation of the Ministry’s budget performance for the ongoing third quarter of the 2023 budget performance appraisal held at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

Chairman of the Committee, Mr Oluseun Adesanya and the members, including Mr Musefiu Lamidi, Babatunde Tella, Lukman Adeleye, Yusuf Amosun and Dickson Awolaja also emphasized the need for public sensitization about the laws, to make the people more informed about their relevance.

The Committee equally commended the Ministry for attaining its revenue target for the 2023 financial year, adding that more could still be achieved through improved efforts.

Earlier in separate remarks, the representative of the Justice Ministry, Mr. Abdulazeez Ajidele and the Chief Registrar, Customary Court of Appeal, Mrs Olawunmi Oladunjoye, who pointed out that difficulty in getting in touch with witnesses was making prosecution difficult, pledging that the judiciary was poised to ensure seamless dispensation of justice to the people.

Also, the Executive Secretary, Judicial Service Commission, Martins Akinyemi, while presenting the Commission’s achievements, promised more commitment to efficiency in service delivery for enhanced justice dispensation, especially for the indigents.

In another development, the Ogun State Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Mrs Adijat Adeleye Oladapo has restated the Ministry’s readiness to keep investing in families without gender bias in the interest of promoting sustainable development of the state.

Mrs Adeleye Oladapo stated this when she appeared before the State House of Assembly Committee on Women Affairs and Social Development, Chaired by Mrs Omolola Bakare at the ongoing 2023 budget performance appraisal at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

The Commissioner who was represented by the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Melutia Ogunremi, stated that the ministry had achieved over 58% of its revenue target for the 2023 fiscal year in the bid to promoting a just society devoid of discrimination against women, while ensuring continuous empowerment and protection of the rights of children.

Responding, the lawmakers commended the Ministry and advised the Commissioner to work in synergy with the House of Assembly members to extend the relevant government programmes and policies to all the target groups and individuals across the state constituencies.

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