Federal government has reassured its determination in ensuring rule of law and the fight against corruption.
The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami stated this during the opening ceremony of a retreat for top management of the federal ministry of Justice held in Kano.
He said the Management retreat provides the opportunity for review and self-assessment of the ministry’s achievements so far, identifying the challenges and areas requiring revitalization, to come up with innovative ideas to enhance effective service delivery.
” I am assured that we have here with us in this retreat, legal experts and management professionals, who will share their wealth of knowledge and experience and keep us abreast with contemporary issues that could support us in actualizing this mandate. “
The minister explained that the Federal Ministry of Justice is a legacy Ministry that succeeded the Colonial Legal Department, thereby, making it one of the oldest Ministries in Nigeria that came into existence at independence in 1960.
He maintained that the Mission and Vision of the Ministry aptly capture what duty the nation entails which includes the sustenance of a healthy relationship between all arms and tiers of government and making Justice accessible to all.
“It is extremely important to note that the Federal Ministry of Justice is cardinal to the agenda of the government to build a strong and diversified economy, improve infrastructure and combat the twin malaise of corruption and insecurity. Our duties as State Counsel or administrators are an amalgamation of law and policy”
Speaking while declaring the retreat opened, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano state represented by his Deputy, Dr. Nasir Yusif Gawuna described the retreat as timely.
” in our efforts to enhance the coordination of justice service delivery in our state, the government enacted Kano state Justice reform law 2013, which create the justice reform team, with a mandate to improve justice delivery to individuals, commercial organizations, and other parties through alternative disputes resolution mechanisms”.
The retreat themed on enhancing systems and structures in the federal ministry of justice for effective justice sector service delivery was attended by the top management staff of the ministry and other stakeholders.