Governor Abba Yusuf of Kano State has tasked law enforcement agencies to ensure the complete protection and respect of the fundamental human rights of citizens in the state.
Yusuf spoke through the Director-General, Special Services, Government House, retired AVM Ibrahim Umar, at a one-day training workshop organized by the Kano State Police Command.
The governor urged police officers and other security agents in the state participating in the capacity building workshop to get acquainted with the ‘nitty gritty’ of the Administration of the Criminal Justice System Law (ACJL).
According to him, the second edition of the training workshop marked a significant step forward in enhancing the capabilities and expertise of law enforcement agencies to carry out their duties effectively and following the laws governing criminal justice in the state.
Yusuf said that the event signified a significant milestone in the commitment of the state government towards the effective administration of justice.
Yusuf maintained that ACJL remained a vital piece of legislation that sought to streamline and modernise the criminal justice system.
The governor said, “It puts a strong emphasis on protecting the rights of both the accused and the victims, ensuring that justice is served in a timely and fair manner.”
Governor Yusuf noted that the workshop came at a crucial time “when our society faces evolving challenges that demand a proactive and systematic approach to the administration of justice.
” ACJL is a crucial aspect that provides us with a legal framework to address these challenges for effective administration of justice in Kano State.