The Taraba State Ministry of Justice has recorded tremendous achievements in the last three hundred and sixty-five days.
The State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Barrister Yusuf Nya Akirikwen who disclosed this, attributed the successes recorded to the hard work and commitment of the staff of the ministry.
Highlighting the level of achievements recorded under his one-year stewardship in office, Barrister Yusuf Akirikwen who took over the ministry on 14 November last year, said they had achieved a lot.
Before he took over as Commissioner, he said there were Thirty-eight civil cases pending in various courts across Nigeria, saying they got additional forty-six within the period under review, making a total of one hundred and fifteen pending cases.
Out of this number, he said thirty-five cases had been disposed of, in which twenty-four went in favour of the state government.
Under his watch, Barrister Yusuf Akirikwen said the ministry dusted up several files of former contractors in the state in a bit to recover over two billion naira state fund from the contractors.
Enumerating, the challenges they faced, the Attorney General stressed that the ministry with eight directorates and one hundred and two staff strength is confronted with the challenges of inadequate office accommodation as well as outdated library among other shortcomings.
He maintained that if all ministries in the state will adhere to the professional advice from the legal officers assigned to them by the Ministry of Justice, the level of litigations will be minimised.
The Commissioner appreciated the support he enjoyed from his staff and the general public, describing his one year journey as so far so good.