The Lagos state government has restated its commitment to the seamless administration of justice to every resident of the state.
This was done on Tuesday by the state’s Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Adeniji Kazeem at Bagauda Kaltho Press Centre, Alausa during the Ministerial Press Briefing of the Ministry of Justice in commemoration of the second year in Office of the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode.
He said the maintenance of law and order, as well as, security are major focal points of the Akinwunmi Ambode administration.
Accoding to him, a DNA forensic centre will be commissioned as part of the Lagos @ 50 activities to help government eliminate cases where criminals escape justice due to non-availability of facilities to conduct forensic tests and keep records.
Kazeem debunked the insinuation that the new environmental protection and management law is anti-masses and a mere tool of revenue generation. He explained that the environmental law is meant to ensure a cleaner environment and public health safety in the state.
He further clarified that the state is not imposing tax on drilling of boreholes for household use, but for those involved in the commercial sale of water.
Commenting on the removal of number plates from vehicles that violate the environmental law, the commissioner explained that the state is adopting this approach as against the previous policy of towing vehicles without the knowledge of the owners.
He maintained that the approach is better as it allows people to keep the use of their car while trying to trace and retrieve their numbers plates with the stickers left on the vehicles by the enforcement officials.
“When you are putting forward change, it is bound to generate a lot of interest,” he said.topics from