Ogun State House of Assembly has challenged the State Ministry of Justice to set machineries in motion towards ensuring the immediate review of obsolete laws with a view to enabling them conform with societal realities.
The Assembly through its Committee on Justice led by Hon. Oluseun Adesanya, gave the charge, while officials of the Ministry led by the representative of the Permanent Secretary, who is also the Director of Library Services in the Ministry, Mr. Abdulazeez Ajidele presented the Ministry’s budget performance at the ongoing third quarter of the 2023 budget performance appraisal held at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
The Committee Chairman in company of Honourables Musefiu Lamidi, Babatunde Tella, Lukman Adeleye, Yusuf Amosun and Dickson Awolaja, noted that members of the public needed to be sensitised about the laws, with a view to ensuring a more informed and educated society.
Hon. Adesanya stated that such initiave would aid digital access to the different volumes of the law via a dedicated website.
The Committee equally commended the Ministry for attaining its revenue target for the 2023 financial year, adding that more could still be achieved through improved efforts.
Earlier in their remarks, the representative of the Permanent Secretary, Mr. Ajidele and the Chief Registrar, Customary Court of Appeal, Olawunmi Oladunjoye, who presented their budgetary performance reports for the period under review, re-emphasized that they were poised to ensuring seamless dispensation of justice to the people.
Also, the Executive Secretary, Judicial Service Commission, Martins Akinyemi, while presenting the Commission’s achievements, assured that it was committed to promoting efficiency in service delivery in order to aid justice dispensation, especially for the indigent.