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Lagos Solicitor-General cautions on excess debts/ liability

BY  ABDULWAHAB ABDULAH & DOTUN IBIWOYE
Lagos State Solicitor-General, Mr. Lawal Pedro, SAN, has said the state government will no longer tolerate avoidable mistakes that make the state incur liabilities and  debts arising from actions and inactions of legal officers in its parastatals.

Mr. Pedro, who disclosed the decision of the state government to hold affected officer accountable for any action resulting into court’s penalty, said the government organised trainings  to expose the law officers, especially those in the ministries and parastatals.

Speaking with journalists at a workshop entitled “Justice Agenda Towards Reducing State Government Liabilities and Judgment Debts,” organised by his ministry’s Directorate of Civil Litigation, for the Ministry of Land and its agencies, he  noted that the government was aware of the nonchalant attitude of some officials in handling cases entrusted into their care, which most timesincure excess debts and liability for the  state.


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