Kano State Government has been awarded as the best state in terms of the implementation of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law (ACJL) in Nigeria.
The Federal Government of Nigeria, in collaboration with the Center for Socio-Legal Studies, organized a 3-day National Stakeholders Forum for the review of the Implementation of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law (ACJL), which took place at Abuja Continental Hotel.
The information officer, Musbahu Aminu Yakasai at the Ministry of Justice revealed this in a statement on Sunday.
According to the statement, each state made a presentation on the efforts it made, the success recorded, and the challenges it faces in the process of implementing the law.
The Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice of Kano State, Barrister Haruna Isa Dederi, expressed optimism over the success and assured of the commitment of the present administration of Governor Abba Kabir Yusuf in prioritizing the judiciary, especially in the implementation of public laws in the state.
“The present administration has resolved so many criminal and civil cases that are before courts in the state,” Dederi said.
The Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) of Kano State Ministry of Justice, Hajiya Aisha Mahmud, represented the State at the occasion where Kano emerged as one of the six best-performing states among the 36 states of the federation.
The ACJL is a law that was enacted in 2015 to reform the criminal justice system in Nigeria. The law is designed to make the system more efficient, effective, and humane.
Kano State is one of the few states in Nigeria that has fully implemented the ACJL.