The Nasarawa State Government has promised to ensure the full enforcement of Child Rights Law, Anti-Kidnapping Law, Gender-based Violence Law and other laws domesticated in the State.
This was stated by Barr. Labaran Magaji, the newly sworn-in Commissioner for Justice and Attorney-General (AG) of the state on Tuesday (August 15, 2023) when he resumed at the headquarters of the State Ministry of Justice in Lafia.
According to the Commissioner, the ministry has the mandate of Gov. Abdullahi Sule to activate the enforcement of the laws in order to protect the vulnerable especially women and children.
Barr. Labaran Magaji also assured that the team of counsels under him in 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 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.
Barr. Magaji therefore called on the staff of the ministry to take their jobs seriously and avoid truancy and absenteeism as it would no longer be business as usual.