Today, nine (9) Executive Bills were presented before the State Executive Council. Unarguably the highest number of Bills ever presented to the SEC in Nigeria at a single sitting.
These Bills if approved by Council and when enacted into Law will fundamentally influence the delivery of the five (5) key intervention areas of the @kfayemi Administration.
These Bills are in reponse to the yearnings of our people for laws & policies that make a sustainable difference in their lives. For the first time in the history of Nigeria we are proposing a Transition Legislation.
A Law that provides for the orderly transition from one administration to another. We have listened to the concerns of our people on the absence of continuity of programmes and projects from one administration to another and the effect on the limited resources of the State.
We are taking the commitment of the @kfayemi Administration to enabling a Knowledge Economy to the next level by providing the legal framework for enhancing the intellectualism that is proudly unique to Ekiti State.
We feel the agony of our women. We are strenthening the legal protection for women by harmonizing all laws prohibiting sexual and gender based violence in our State into one single law that enforces Fayemi administration’s Zero Tolerance Policy for all Forms of Violence against Women.
In general, we are proposing laws across the economic belt of the State to support economic growth especially by increasing our internal generating revenue capacity and recognising the inherent limitations of our criminal justice system, we are proposing working guidelines for our Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy.
These guidelines if approved by Council will ensure that Mr. Governor’s largely unfettered discretionary power of prerogative of mercy is exercised in a manner that brings credibility, consistency and fairness in the treatment of applications for clemency from our citizens who come into conflict with the Law.
While being tough on crime and criminality, Mr. Governor is committed to ensuring that under his watch humanity and compassion are important components of our justice system.
~ @AGWalefapohunda Ekiti State Attorney General and Commissioner For Justice)