The Jigawa state government has said over 1576 out of 1718 inmates serving various jail terms are youths.
State Commissioner of Justice, Barrister Musa Aliyu, stated this in an interview with Journalists on Saturday.
He expressed government concern over the high number of youth serving various jail terms in the state.
Mr Adam said it’s alarming that out of the 1,718 inmates in the state, 1,576 were youth between the ages of 18 to 45.
The commissioner explained that the Jigawa state government is committed to repositioning and reforming the state judiciary for effective service delivery.
According to him, a “four-point agenda was designed for the state’s “Judiciary Reforms” include: reviewing the setup of correctional centres”.
“some state laws will also be reviewed to tally with modern days, and law for the Administration of Criminal Justice will be implemented in collaboration with all security agencies and other critical stakeholders.”
“a committee of Monitoring and implementing administration of Criminal Justice and other related matters will be established.
“Also, the Anti-Corruption Commission will be established, and public enlightenment and engagement will also be emphasized,” He stated.
He, therefore, solicits the support of legal professionals, retired judges, academicians, International Partners, civil societies, Religious and traditional leaders, and the general public to achieve the desired goals.