Peoples Gazette

The Zamfara government on Tuesday said it earmarked N300 million in its 2023 appropriation for the review of state laws.

Musa Bukkuyum, the permanent secretary, state Ministry of Justice, disclosed this while speaking to journalists after defending the 2023 appropriation of the ministry at the state house of assembly.

Mr Bukkuyum, the solicitor-general of the state, noted that since the creation of the state in 1996, the compendium of laws for the state had yet to be made.

He said previous governments had made efforts to carry out this project but failed.

“The project would ensure compiling state laws in a single copy for easy access by lawyers and the general public.

“This is one of the state government’s major projects in the 2023 budget through the state ministry of justice.

“We have already received updated laws from other states like Sokoto, Jigawa and Delta as part of arrangements for the project,” Mr Bukkuyum said.

According to him, other major projects to be executed in the 2023 budget included the renovation of courts across the state.

Speaking earlier during the defence exercise, the Chairman of the House Committee on Finance and Appropriation, Shamsuddeen Hassan-Bosko, commended the ministry for making efforts towards revenue generation.

“I am using this medium to appreciate the synergy between the ministry of justice and the state board of internal revenue in promoting Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) of the state,” he said.

The lawmaker called on other MDAs in the state to emulate the ministry in revenue generation. 


Originally Posted By People's Gazette
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