NSG to enforce legal framework for child right, kidnapping laws — AG, Barr Magaji
Nasarawa State Government has expressed its commitment to ensure the full enforcement of Child Right, Anti-Kidnapping, Gender-based and other laws domesticated in the state.
An All Progressives Congress, APC, and now Commissioner for Justice and Attorney-General (AG) in the State, Barr. Labaran Shuaibu, speaking on Tuesday in Lafia, while taking over the affairs of the ministry.
Barr. Magaji, a former federal prosecutor with the federal ministry of Justice said his ministry has the mandate of Governor Abdullahi Sule to activate the enforcement of the laws in order to protect the vulnerable especially women and children.
He added that the team of counsels from the ministry is ready to prosecute any person no matter his or her status, if he commits a crime against the state.
“With my background as a public prosecutor, I will bring my experience to bear to ensure adherence to the rule of law in the state.
“I have served as a public prosecutor for the past 10 years and the ministry under my watch would do its best to ensure due process and rule of law,” the commissioner for justice added.
On the case between some group of pensioners and the state government that led to the garnishing of bank accounts of the government, the commissioner promised to resolve the impasse without further delay.
“I am yet to receive briefing on the issue the case with the pensioners and the state government, but we will employ every means legally to resolve the issue as soon as I get proper briefing,” he added.
According to report in NAN, Magaji therefore called on the staff of the ministry to take their jobs seriously and avoid truancy as it would no longer be business as usual.