By CELESTINE ATTSAR
THE Plateau State House of Assembly Committee on judiciary Ethics and Privilege said it would work with the state Ministry of Justice to review the obsolete lands operating in the state.
This was made known when the committee headed by the chairman and member representing Pankshin South Constituency, Hon. Henry Longs led other members of the committee on a familiarization visit to ministry of justice.
Hon. Longs said laws were part of governance and for any government to be just there must be laws that are current with development.
He assured the ministry of the support of the committee in carrying out it’s functions for the benefit of the state and the country in general.
Responding, the Plateau State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice Hon. Barr. Chrisantus Ahmadu says, the ministry would soon present to the House of Assembly bills on kidnapping and raping and others to address the rising issues of criminality in the state.
He explained to the committee that the laws operating in the state are obsolete and the ministry is working towards reviewing them to make them meet the reality of time.
According to him, though there was an attempt by the past administration to review the laws of the state but it was not done well as it did not specify what aspect of the lands are to be reviewed by the contractors handling the job.
While out lining the achievements of the ministry under his leadership Hon. Ahmadu says they don’t contract any government case to lawyers outside the ministry as they have lawyers that can handle any government case.
On the challenges facing the ministry, the Attorney General says they are operating under difficult conditions as a result of lack of funds.