Ogun Commissioner for Justice explains his resignation - NIGERIAN NEWSORBIT


Monday, November 15, 2021

Ogun Commissioner for Justice explains his resignation

The Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of Ogun State, Mr Akingbolahan Adeniran has resigned his appointment from the administration of Gov Dapo Abiodun.

Akingbolahan in a statement late Monday night said he had through a letter to Gov Dapo Abiodun on November 8 notified the governor that he was resigning his appointment from the state cabinet.

The legal luminary said his decision to quit the state cabinet was personal denying an online report that said he decided to resign because he could no longer tolerate the massive corruption and inefficiency of the present administration in the state.

He said "my attention has been drawn to some online news publications purporting to provide reasons for my resignation from the Ogun State Government as the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice.
"While it is true that on 8 November 2021, I formally notified His Excellency, Prince Dapo Abiodun, MFR, the Governor of the State, of my decision to resign from the cabinet, I must state that contrary to the online news publications, my reasons for resigning are purely personal.

"I am not aware of any “massive corruption” in the Administration and I am indeed very proud of what we have been able to achieve in the administration of justice over the past two years, including:
"Improved accessibility of justice for the average citizen through the Ogun Public Interest Law Partnership which matches indigent clients with pro bono lawyers;
Protection of the rights of suspects in detention through regular inspections by duty solicitors engaged under the Police Duty Solicitor Scheme;

"Others are use of technology to monitor the plight of pre-trial detainees with the Corrections Information Management System and Justice Clock;
Gradual introduction of forensics into policing;
Introduction of the Case Management and Scheduling System in conjunction with the Ogun State Judiciary among others".
"I want to assure His Excellency, the Governor and all my colleagues in the Executive Council of the State of my continued support. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with such an amazing group of administrators, technocrats and experts in various fields of endeavour. 

"I have learnt a lot from you all and pray that God will continue to use you to improve on the lives of the good people of Ogun State".

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