Nigeria @60: FG’s law reforms to reflect dynamism, nation’s status ― Malami
The Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN) said the Federal Government is working round the clock to ensure that Nigerian legal system reflects nation’s existence in view of dynamism and contemporary realities.
Malami’s special assistant on media and public relations, Dr Umar Gwandu said in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja on Thursday that, Nigeria’s legislative and legal frameworks evolved and was developed from some inherited laws traced to the period of colonialism.
Malami said, “Generally speaking, we are not only changing/amending the obsolete laws but coming up with new ones that are dynamic, that can stand the taste of time and that factor in dynamics associated with developments in technology and otherwise.
“We will ensure that all laws that deserve to be reviewed are reviewed”, he added.
It may be recalled on September 10, 2020, the Minister inaugurated members of the 9th Commission of the Nigerian Law Reform urging them to be guided by the rules and regulations as provided by Section 2 & 8 (1) of the Act.
While congratulating Nigerians on the occasion of the 60th Independence Celebrations, the Minister said the government is committed to the fulfilment of its campaign promises.
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