OrderPaperToday– Governor of Kwara, Abdulfatah Ahmed and Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Dr. Ali Ahmed have called on state assemblies to harmonize positions and hasten the domiciliation process of the Criminal Justice Act in their respective states.
This, they said, would make room for fairness, orderliness and quick dispensation of justice throughout the country.
Both men spoke at a two-day conference of Speakers to deliberate on the need ensure that states implement the Criminal Justice Act which held at the Banquet Hall of Kwara Hotel in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.
A press release by Adebayo Abdullahi of the Speaker’s Office in Ilorin, said Dr. Ahmed expressed hope that the conference would lay the road map to fast track legislative steps towards state level adoption of the administration of the Criminal Justice Act.
The governor on his part advocated a more dynamic constitutional amendment process to enable the legislative arm respond to critical needs towards modifying existing laws while retaining the safeguards necessary to maintain their sanctity and independence.
“A sound criminal justice system is imperative for economic growth, political stability and social equilibrium,” the governor stated while calling for a solid foundation of good laws that could curb anti-social behaviours and other disruptive tendencies in the society.
The conference deliberated on the need to iron out discrepancies that had been observed and agree on a single model administration of Criminal Justice Bill that would be enacted by each state within an agreed time frame.