The Lagos State Ministry of Justice has received a commendation from a delegation of the Kaduna State Ministry of Justice for trailblazing and pioneering efforts towards ensuring an effective and efficient administration of Justice in Lagos.
Welcoming the delegation from Kaduna State to the Ministry of Justice during a three-day working visit to Lagos, the Solicitor-General/Permanent Secretary, Mrs. Titilayo Shitta-Bey, thanked the group for recognising the achievements of the State government.
She noted that the Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN) had, on the assumption of office, expressed his firm desire to ensure the decongestion and removal of any clogs in the wheel of administration of justice right from the Police Stations to the correctional services in Lagos State.
Explaining further, the Solicitor-General said that in the course of pursuing the lofty goal, an advisory committee, comprising renowned and outstanding lawyers from the Justice Ministry and Private sector, was inaugurated on the 8th of January, 2020, to review activities of Police Prosecutors.
According to her, a major recommendation of the committee approved by the Attorney-General led to the establishment of the District Prosecutor’s Office, which is now a sub-unit of the Directorate of Public Prosecutions.
Ms. Shitta-Bey made reference to the enactment of the “Pilot Scheme” of the District Prosecutors’ Office which took off in the year 2020 in three Magisterial Districts, pointing out that the success of the pilot scheme led to the creation of District Prosecutors’ Offices in all Magisterial Districts in Lagos State.
Earlier, the leader of the delegation and Solicitor-General of Kaduna State Ministry of Justice, Mr. Chris Adapar Umar, applauded the Lagos State Ministry of Justice for the warm welcome accorded him and his team.
He stated that the primary purpose of the delegation in the State was to understudy how Lagos State runs its administration of Justice, adopted strategies and countered the challenges that come with the system.
Other members of the visiting team included the Director of Public Prosecutions, Kaduna State; Mr. Dari Bauero, Officer in Charge, Legal, Kaduna State; Mr. Martins Danjuma and top management of the Kaduna State Ministry of Justice.