The Hon. Commissioner for Information Comrade Ahmad Sajoh has described the role of state Counsels posted to ministries as critical and timely. He stated this when a committee of verification from the Ministry of justice headed by Barr. Musa Mijinyawa paid a courtesy call.
Comrade Sajoh explained that the website of the state government has been moved to the Ministry of Information, stressing that already a blog has been established in the Ministry to showcase government activities and programmes to the outside world. The commissioner revealed that so far Adamawa state has moved from the rear position of 36 to 15 in the country, describing this development as a landmark.
Given this development , the Ministry will require the wise counsel of Ministry of justice on the legal implications of what to post on Web site. In addition, the Commissioner decried the obsolete laws establishing our media houses, ATV, ABC, APL and Government Printer and appealed to the Ministry of Justice to update them in tune with the current realities of the times. He said that government has expanded the reach of some of these media houses while others are in the process.
Hon. Sajoh said that the Ministry is going out on a campaign to all the Local Government Areas to keep the rural communities on the direction of the government. The Commissioner emphasized that government is partnering with traditional institutions describing development and security as community driven. He commended ministry of justice for the decision to post law officers to ministries , promising to cooperate with the officer posted to the Ministry.
Earlier, the leader of the committee Barr. Musa Mijinyawa told the commissioner that they were in the Ministry to assess the performance of their officer. He appealed to the Commissioner to create an enabling environment for the officer to operate.