By Mosunmola Ayobami, Ilorin
As part of efforts to check the menace of cultists in the state, the Kwara State Government is to review the state’s Anti-Cultism Law to include a minimum of 10 years and maximum of 14 years jail term for anyone found guilty of cult-related activities in the state.
The state’s Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Barrister Kamaldeen Ajibade, said this while briefing journalists on the outcome of this month state’s executive council meeting.
Barrister Ajibade, who dispelled insinuations that it had whittled down the law against cultism in the state, assured that “if the Bill is passed it would check the excesses of hoodlums in the state”.
On the issue of Share/Tsaragi, Barrister Ajibade said the Council agreed to harmonise the 2010 and 2016 White Papers recommendations, adding that the Council took cognisance of various court cases in relation to the Share/Tsaragi conflicts and would be guided appropriately.
Ajibade assured stakeholders that the state executive council would review the recommendations of the White Papers at a later date to ensure permanent peace in the communities.
Meanwhile, the Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, has approved the appointment of Comrade Bisi Fakayode as the Special Adviser, Labour Matters.
He replaces Barrister Gobir Hassan Ahmed who has been reassigned as Special Adviser, Judiciary Matters.
The Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Sola Isiaka Gold, who announced the appointments, congratulated the new appointees and urged them to justify the confidence reposed in them by Governor Ahmed.