The Anambra State Law Review Committee set up by the immediate past administration has finalized the review of the laws of Anambra State and having concluded the review, paid a courtesy call on Governor Chukwuma Charles Soludo CFR to officially submit the laws reviewed by them.
Governor Soludo while receiving them at the Government Lodge Amawbia, commended their efforts on the great task they have successfully discharged.
He basically, emphasized on the significance of digitizing Anambra State Laws.
“Part of what we would like to achieve is in line with our vision on making Anambra the digital tribe of Nigeria.
“We will liaise with our learned justices, the Chief Judge as well as the State House of Assembly that these requirements of hardcopy and so on and so forth will be a basic investment.
“By the time ndi Anambra gets acclimatized to the digital culture we are striving to imbibe, they would never want to go back to analogue”, Soludo noted.
The former Attorney General of Anambra State, Dr Uju Nwogu on her part, maintained that the 1979 constitution refers to removing some of the laws which she described as edits but the committee, decided to convert them into laws and a host of other things they did in the laws.
“It was quite a tedious job because the laws are so many but we did all of that and at the end of the day, we have completed and concluded the revision.
“In the process of revision in accordance with the Revision Law 2019, we have two stages. The first stage is preparing the law, the second stage is to publish and print the law. This is the provision of the law.
“The circumstances of this assignment are exactly the same as the case of Lagos State in 2015 where an assignment to ours was completed by the Lagos State Law Reform Commission in the administration of Governor Ambode,” she disclosed.
On her part, the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Prof. Sylvia Ifemeje said that the Anambra State Law Revision Committee is made up of the Former Chief Judge, Hon. Justice Ijem Onwuamaegbu, the Former Attorney General, Dr. Uju Nwogu, the former Solicitor General of Anambra State, Mrs Tina Emekekwu and Hon. Justice Aniukwu (Nnewi Judicial Division).
“They were inaugurated by the last administration to review all the laws in Anambra State, to update it and make it to be in line with international law best practices.
“They finally rounded up and have come to report to the Governor and me that they have completed their task.
“We thank them immensely and ask them to bring the soft copy for us so we can forward the same to the State House of Assembly for them to pass it into law,’ she said.