The Ekiti State Ministry of Justice has expressed its readiness to translate the proposed Amotekun bill into Yoruba language after the Governors’ assent.
The state’s Attorney – General and Commissioner for Justice, Olawale Fapohunda made the disclosure on Wednesday in Ado Ekiti.
He said, “Ekiti State Security Network Agency Bill affects the daily lives of the people of Ekiti State especially those in our rural communities, it therefore follows that this is one legislation that all of our people need to understand.”
Fapohunda said the state will immediately commence the translation of some of the Laws its laws into Yoruba Language.
According to him, ‘’in furtherance of the commitment of the Fayemi led-administration to its citizens active participation in governance, Mr. Governor has today approved the translation of Laws of Ekiti State into Yoruba Language”
Fapohunda further stated that, “given the volumes of the Laws of Ekiti State, the translation will be implemented in phases.
The first phase will include laws that have direct impact on the daily reality of our people.”
Some of the Laws that will be translated immediately will include:
Sustainable Development Goals Law, Ekiti State, 2019,
Ekiti State Property Protection (Anti- Land Grabbing) Law 2019,
Ekiti State Gender Based Violence (Prohibition) Law 2019, and Ekiti State (Transition) Law, 2019.
Speaking further on how the Laws will be translated, he said that “there are many qualified academics in the Ekiti State University who specialised in Yoruba language. We will work with them “
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice and Solicitor-General Ekiti State, Lawrence Ojo while commenting on this development said that “Ekiti State Ministry of Justice will be recording another first in Nigeria”.