Daily Trust (Abuja)

18 April 2012

Nigeria: FG to Review State of Emergency - Adoke

The Federal Government yesterday said that the state of emergency proclaimed in 15 local government areas in the country by President Goodluck Jonathan would be reviewed as soon as the situation normalizes.

Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Bello Adoke SAN, said this yesterday at the meeting of the Body of Attorneys' General held in Abuja.

The government also called on "those who are aggrieved to submit their grievance to robust discussion and consideration by all segments of the society as this is the only way that we can find lasting solution to their problems."

Adoke said that the challenge for law officers was to ensure that the necessary balance was maintained between the demands of security and the imperative need to protect human rights.

The meeting of the Body of Attorneys General, according to Adoke, will consider practical steps and initiatives that can be adopted to improve on the administration of justice at the federal and state levels.

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