Abasi Femi Oguntayo
Members of the Judiciary and Legal Matters Committee of the Ekiti State House of Assembly today, Wednesday September 18th, 2019 visited the Ministry of Justice.
The 5-Person Committee Chaired by Member representing Ekiti West Constituency 1, Taju Akingbolu included; Yemisi Ayokunle, Johnson Bode-Adeoye, Adeoye Aribasoye and Femi Akindele , were at the Attorney General’s office today, in Ado-Ekiti making it their first official visit to the Ministry.
The Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Olawale Fapohunda while welcoming them, seized the opportunity to explain and talk extensively on the importance of all the bills forwarded to the House recently by the Executive Council.
Some of the Bills which he emphasized on were the Transition law and the Gender Based Violence Prohibition Law (Amendment). Fapohunda explained why it was necessary for the State to have a law that gives room for smooth and effective transition of government as “government is a continuum”.
He said his office and the Committee have enjoyed a very smooth relationship since he assumed office and solicited their support in ensuring that the bills get speedy hearing.
The Chairman of the Committee and also the deputy leader of the house, Tajudeen Akingbolu in his reaction, lauded the Attorney General for the landmark achievements the Ministry of Justice had made under his leadership within a year, ‘as Ekiti State has now been put in the forefront amongst States of the Federation based on the unique policies made by the Ministry”.
He assured the Justice Ministry of the cooperation and utmost support of the committee in ensuring that the bills were given accelerated hearing and made laws of the State.
Also present at the meeting were; the Solicitor General and Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Justice, Lawrence Ojo and all the Directors in the Ministry.