The Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Olawale Fapohunda on Monday has said that the Ekiti State Ministry of Justice will host participating States in the Justice Sector Reform Meeting.
Fapohunda made this known as he met with the Directors in the State’s Ministry of Justice where he spoke on various topics such as the new laws, security provisions in the State and other matters bordering on the Ministry and its discharge of duties.
The meeting which was held in the board room at the Ministry of Justice Complex, Ado Ekiti was aimed at discussing the new laws recently signed by the Governor, Dr. John Kayode Fayemi and how to establish full implementation of the laws.
He also told the Directors to familiarize themselves with the new laws and also make sure they study it to know the areas that have direct implication to the duties of the Ministry.
The Attorney-General also spoke extensively on the Administration of Civil Justice Law. Speaking on this law, he stressed that the copies of the law be made available which will not be limited to just being made available on the website of the Ministry of Justice (moj.ekitistate.gov.ng) but also to be included in the Law Pavilion.
The Property Protection Law(Anti-Land Grabbing) was also mentioned by the Attorney-General and it was concluded that one of the ways to sensitize the Lawyers about the provisions of this law and ways of implementation is to make use of the Nigeria Bar Association(NBA) Conference coming up later this year which will have all legal officers present.
Fapohunda also used the opportunity to mention the MOCK exam for legal officers in the Ministry. He reiterated that the exam was not a tool to demote or embarrass any lawyer in the Ministry but it should be seen as an opportunity to prepare them for the future and also to help breed confidence while pursuing career progression.
He said that the MOCK exam is open to all legal officers in the Ministry of Justice that are interested and he also stressed that it is not compulsory but optional.