Govt to re­cruit 50 new lawyers in 2018

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Chrisiana T. Alabi, Kaduna

The Kaduna State Govern­ment has dis­closed plans to re­cruit 50 lawyers in 2018 in ad­di­tion to the 20 em­ployed this year.

Gov­er­nor Nasir el-Ru­fai said this while pre­sent­ing the 2018 bud­get pro­posal be­fore the state House of Assem­bly.

He said the in­creased vote of N2.3 bil­lion for the Min­istry of Jus­tice was to take care of the re­cruit­ment, fund the Wit­ness Pro­tec­tion Pro­gramme as well as en­hance the abil­ity to hire ex­ter­nal lawyers.

“With this new batch of lawyers, the govern­ment will ap­peal any court or­der, rul­ing or judg­ment which it be­lieves it has a strong case. These ap­peals, in civil and crim­i­nal mat­ters, will be pur­sued up to the Supreme Court as our con­tri­bu­tion to de­vel­op­ing the law,” he said.

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