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Anambra to revise laws for the first time in 27 years

By Sunny A. David, Awka
Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State has set up the Anambra Law Revision Committee to review the state laws.
The Committee headed by Justice Ijem Onwuamaegwu, has the Special Adviser to the Governor on Legal Matters, Barrister Pat Igwebuike as its Secretary.
Our Correspondent reports that the Committee which has Mr. Theo Osanakpo SAN as the alternate Chairman has Justice Fidelis Aniukwu, Barrister Uju Nworgu and Barrister Pat Igwebuike as members.
Other members include Barrister Ifeanyi Obiakor, Professor Solo Ekwenze, Barrister Tina Emekekwe, Barrister Uju Metu, Barrister Okwy Igwegwe and Barrister Linda Chinwuba.
The Committee was given six months to conclude its activities.
The Anambra State laws was last revised twenty seven years ago in 1991.
Inaugurating the Committee, Governor Obiano said that his drive was to ensure that the masses have easy access to justice.
The Governor also gave the Committee mandate to review and make recommendations for soft copies of such laws, to enable better appreciation of the law by practitioners and expressed satisfaction with the caliber of people that make up the committee.
In her speech, the Attorney General of the State and Commissioner for Justice, Barrister Uju Nworgu said that Governor Obiano has once again demonstrated his love and respect for the rule of law.
She noted that a lot of laws have been enacted by the State government, but all in bits and pieces, adding that the Committee will strive to bring them together into one document, adding that laws should be reviewed at least every ten years.
Justice Ijem Onwuamaegwu, in his remarks said that setting up the committee is timely, and stressed that it will be one of the highlights of the present administration.
Justice Onwuamaegwu promised to do a thorough and meticulous job to deliver new Anambra State laws that will be second to none anywhere in the world.

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