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Uzodinma inaugurates five-member commission to reform state laws

Uzodinma inaugurates five-member commission to reform state laws
November 17
22:58 2021

Hope Uzodinma, governor of Imo, has inaugurated the Law Reform Commission to amend the existing laws and statutes in the state to meet modern challenges.

Speaking at the inauguration of the five-man member of the commission in Owerri, the state capital, Uzodinma said he was committed to ensuring that the state operates with laws the people will be proud of.

The governor noted that the development comes as a result of the need to revise and review some of the provisions of the laws in the state, saying many of them are no longer in tune with current realities.

Those inaugurated as commission members are C.O.C Akaolisa, the state’s attorney-general as chairman, Ngozi Ukoha, retired judge; Edozie Uche Nwaugo, Simeon Azuama and E.C. Aguta.

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“The commission would have brought the entire laws of Imo State into a uniform set of laws, modern and properly revised to suit the contemporary needs of present day Imo State as this will comprise the laws of Imo State from 1963 to 2021 and therefore, represent annual publication of the laws of Imo State,” the governor said.

“Law reform Commission has a great role to play in the sustenance and strengthening of our democracy. That can be achieved by ensuring that obsolete, archaic and spent laws as is found in the laws of Eastern Nigeria 1963 applicable to Imo State and all the laws of Imo State from 1976 till date are collated and revised.”

He charged the members to compile and ensure that several amendments to the various laws are harmonised and necessary law revisions carried out.

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