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Uduaghan Urges Credibility as Delta Gets Laws.

Minisitry of Information, Delta State
24/10/2010

Delta State Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan has said good legal framework would attract investments and guarantee good governance.

He said without existing laws, government could not achieve its objectives.Uduaghan spoke at the public presentation of the Laws of Delta State in Asaba, the state capital.

He said: "Government should be of laws rather than of men. Industrialisation is all about good governance. This tells you how important the laws of the land are.

"We as a country should look deeply into our laws in all ramifications to assure investors of their security.

Until we do this, there will be problems of investment in this country."

He praised the legal luminaries that made the presentation of the Delta State laws possible, saying "you have done a great job. Delta State is now an independent state from former Bendel State since we now have our state laws."

The Chairman of the occasion, Hon. Justice Niki Tobi, represented by the Chief Judge, Justice Roseline Bozimo, said the success of any society depends on how best the laws are implemented.

He said: "Any society not guided by laws and rules is bound to fail".

Justice Tobi expressed joy that the state is presenting its own laws making her independent of the old Bendel State laws, saying "the Delta State law is to regulate our activities in the state."

Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice Victor Otomiewo said the laws are testimonies of the administrationís three-point agenda.

He noted that the laws would impact on the legal system and improve service delivery.

Otomiewo said the laws of Delta State 2006 was signed into law by Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan on May 26 and produced in six volumes.

These, he said, would be updated regularly to include new laws being enacted by the state Assembly.

Keywords:
Niki Tobi, Roseline Bozimo, Victor Otomiewo

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