By Uzair Adam Imam
Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has advised Federal Government to create an efficient system and structures which will remove administrative bottlenecks in the justice sector service delivery process.
A statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Deputy Governor of Kano State, Hassan Musa Fagge, said the Governor stated this on Friday while declaring open the maiden retreat for top management of the Federal Ministry of Justice held in Kano.
The Governor was represented by his deputy and APC Gubernatorial Candidate, Dr Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna, in the event themed, “Enhancing system and structures in the Federal Ministry of Justice for effective justice sector service delivery”.
“The retreat, therefore, comes at appropriate time for the top management of the ministry to explore right mechanisms which will guide them in discharging the primary function of the ministry that is the administration of justice in the country,” the statement quoted Ganduje.
He added that “The retreat will achieve its objective of articulating activities and programmes which will change the present state of affairs by enhancing the efficiency and fairness of justice delivery, improved integrity, accountability, transparency across the sector, strengthening coordination and cooperation among the various stakeholders.”
On his part, the organiser of the event, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice Abubakar Malami SAN, said the retreat would afford them the opportunity for review and self-assessment of their achievements.
He added that the retreat would also “identify the challenges and areas requiring revitalisation and then come up with innovative ideas to enhance their capacities to be more efficient and effective in achieving their institutional mandate.
“I am assured that we have here with us in this retreat legal experts and management professionals who will share their wealth of knowledge and experience to keep us abreast with contemporary issues that could support us in actualising this mandate,” Malami said.