The Chairman, State of Osun House Committee on Finance and Appropriation, Hon. Kamil Oyedele has charged the State Ministry of Justice to “put its house in order” and get prepared to ensure that justice is done in all ramifications in this election year.
Hon. Oyedele also charged them to work harder and remove all obstacles causing delay of justice in the state.
The Chairman gave the charge while his committee hosted the Ministry of Justice at the on-going year 2014 Budget Defence Exercise on the floor of the State House of Assembly.
He said the Ministry of Justice has a crucial role to play in ensuring that justice prevails everywhere in this election year in the state, saying the society looks up to them as their last hope over election cases and other issues.
Fielding questions from members of the Finance and Appropriation Committee, the State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Barrister Wale Afolabi thanked Governor Rauf Aregbesola for giving them the opportunity to employ 17 lawyers describing the employment as first of its kind in the history of the Ministry of Justice in the State, adding that the feat has helped the Ministry in the quick dispensation of Justice.
Speaking further, the Attorney General disclosed that over 1000 alternative resolution cases had been filed since the creation of the Department in 2011, while more than 200 out of it had been settled.
He said Governor Aregbesola has also approved the construction of court buildings in all the constituencies of the state, adding that the Governor also given approval for the supply of laptops to lawyers to assist them in the discharge of their duties.
The Commissioner for Justice said the State now has the best electronic law library in the country.
Others that took turns to defend their 2014 budget include; High Court of Justice, Judicial Service Commission and the Customary Court of Appeal.