Buhari Renews Legal Aid Council, Copyright Commission DGs’ Tenures, ACJMC Gets Secretary

Buhari Renews Legal Aid Council, Copyright Commission DGs’ Tenures, ACJMC Gets Secretary

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the renewal of tenures of Aliyu Bagudu Abubakar and John Ohireime Asein as Directors General of the Legal Aid Council of Nigeria (LACON) and the Nigerian Copyright Commission, respectively.

Similarly, Mr. Abiodun Ayodeji Aikomo was appointed as Secretary of the Administration of Criminal Justice Monitoring Committee (ACJMC) for an initial period of four years in line with Section 471 (2) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA) 2015 vide letter Ref: PRES/97/HAGF/173.

This was contained in a press statement by Modupe Ogundoro, Director Press and Public Relations, dated 22nd January, 2023.

Aliyu Bagudu Abubakar’s appointment which was renewed for a second and final tenure of four years was conveyed in a letter with Ref: PRES/97/HAGF/174 of 12th January, 2023 in line with Section 3 (1) and (2) of the Legal Aid Act, CAP. L9.

John Ohireime Asein’s appointment was also renewed for a second and final tenure of four (4) years and conveyed vide letter Ref: PRES/97/HAGF/175 of 12th January, 2023 in line with Section 36 (1) and (2) of the Nigerian Copyright Commission Act, CAP C28.

While congratulating the two Directors-General on the renewal of their appointments, the Solicitor General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Justice (SGF/PS), Mrs. B.E. Jedy-Agba said the renewal of appointment of the duo was predicated on the laudable achievements recorded by the various agencies during their first tenures.

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