Fayemi Presents Ekiti Laws To CJN

September 12, 2012

Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi (2nd right); presenting the New Laws of the State to the Chief Justice of the Federation, Justice Mariam Aloma Mukhtar ; in her office, shortly after the Inauguration of the award of New Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN), with them are Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Ekiti State, Mr. Dayo Akinlaja (SAN); and foremost Human Rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana, at the Supreme Court, Abuja... on Wednesday.

Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi on Wednesday presented the first edition of the Laws of Ekiti State to the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Hon. Justice Aloma Mukhtar, in Abuja..

Presenting copies of the laws to Justice Mukhtar at her office at the Supreme Court Complex,  Abuja, Governor Fayemi said the gesture was to keep the Supreme Court abreast of the new laws, a gesture that has finally freed the state from its 15 year-long appendage to its sister state, Ondo State.

Fayemi said the publication of the laws of the state was an important milestone in achieving certainty and predictability in the administration of justice in the state as the gesture would ease the stress of legal practitioners, students of law, academia and stakeholders in the justice sector who had to “sieve through the laws of old  Ondo State to find the true position” of Ekiti laws.

He reiterated the commitment of his administration in Ekiti State to a system of justice that is simpler, more efficient, more effective and more responsive to the needs of Ekiti people; saying that the vision of the administration is to bring about a justice system that guarantees fair and equal access to justice.

While presenting Mr Femi Falana and Dayo Akinlaja who have just been inaugurated as Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN), Fayemi however informed the CJN of the on-going effort in the Administration of Justice Reform.

In her remarks, the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mukhtar commended the effort of the State Government under Governor Fayemi for embarking on the new laws, saying that the gesture will make the dispensation of justice easier, especially in quoting from the laws.

Mukhtar who expressed joy that the new laws have come during her tenure as CJN, asserted that it is ideal for the State to have its own laws after 15 years of creation.

It would be recalled that Governor Fayemi appended his assent to a bill on the first edition of the laws of the state on the 9th of March this year.

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