By Muhd D. Haidar
Worried by the increase number of youths serving various jail terms across Jigawa state correctional facilities, Governor Umar Namadi has vowed to reform the state judiciary.
The Anthony General/ Commissioner for Justice Barrister Musa Aliyu disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Dutse, said out of 1,718 inmates serving various jail terms in Jigawa state 1,576 of them were youths between the age of 18 to 45, describing the number as not only pathetic but very alarming.
The commissioner explained that, 4 point agenda was designed for the state “Judiciary Reforms ” these includes: reviewing the set up of correctional centres to become a place for reforming and inculcating discipline to the Inmates rather than just isolation and restriction.
According to him under the agenda, some of the laws in the state will be reviewed and refilled to tally with modern days and law for the Administration of Criminal Justice will be implemented in collaboration with all security agencies and other critical stakeholders.
His words: “Monitoring Committee for implementing administration of Criminal Justice and other related matters will be established, Anti Corruption Commission will also be established as approved by the state assembly, public enlightenment and engagement will also be emphasized”.
Barrister Musa stated further that, in pursuing the agenda the state will solicits the support of legal professionals. retired judges, academicians, International Partners, civil societies, Religious and traditional leaders and general public for achieving the desire goals.
Barrister Adamu noted that, the main goals of the agenda is to strengthens the judiciary system, promote rule of law, discipline, peace and stability in Jigawa state.