The Lawyer-general and Minister of Justice on the Federal Ministry of Justice, Abubakar Malami on Thursday inaugurated the Nigerian Legislation Reform Fee.
Malami named Professor Jummai Audu because the Chairman; Barr. Bassey Dan-Abia -Commissioner; Hon. Muhammad Ibraheem – Commissioner and Dr Muhammad Aminu because the Secretary of the fee.
The Nigerian Legislation Reform Fee was established in July 1979 by the Nigerian Legislation Reform Fee Act, Cap. N118, Legal guidelines of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.
The Fee since then has been positioned beneath the ministerial supervision of the Honourable Lawyer-Normal of the Federation and Minister of Justice, chaired by a Chairman.
The Features of the Fee in accordance with the Minister of Justice is to, usually take and maintain beneath overview all Federal Legal guidelines with a view to their systematic and progressive improvement and reform in consonance with the prevailing norms of the Nigerian society.
He stated the Fee may present skilled recommendation and data to Federal Authorities Ministries, Departments and Businesses, the Nationwide Meeting or different our bodies almost about proposals for the reform or modification of legal guidelines.
The Fee can be empowered to think about proposals for reform of State Legal guidelines from any State, group of States or all of the States within the Federation and submit studies thereon to the suitable Lawyer-Normal or Attorneys-Normal.
In his phrases, Malami stated that “Typically, students regarded legislation reform as the method of removing and changing the out of date legal guidelines throughout the authorized system to attune the relevant legal guidelines to the prevailing realities and norms within the society.
“Due to this fact, the significance of legislation reform can’t be overemphasized due to its relevance to the socio-economic and political improvement of any nation. It’s uniformly agreed that legislation as an instrument of social engineering at all times served because the instrumentality of significant reform in any civilized society.
“With this in thoughts, the Nigerian Legislation Reform Fee (Fee) was established in Nigeria via Decree No. 7 of 1979 with a view to retaining Nigerian legal guidelines in a perpetual overview.”
He urged the newly inaugurated members of the fee to discharge their capabilities and be guided by the extant provisions of the fee’s structure.