Legal Aid Council to Open Office in Kwali Area Council
The Director General of Legal Aid Council Mr. Aliyu Bagudu Abubakar has expressed the willingness of the Legal Aid Council (LAC) to open an office in Kwali Area Council of the FCT. He made this declaration on Monday the 10th of May, 2021 when he paid a working visit to the secretariat of the Area Council.
Mr. Aliyu B. Abubakar was received by the Secretary of Kwali Area Council Hon. Bako Pam (with supervisory councillors and head of departments) on behalf of the Chairman Hon. Danladi Chiya.
The Director General LAC informed the Council Chairman that he is leading a team of LAC management staff and members of Federal Justice Sector Reform Coordinating Committee (FJSRCC) to seek cooperation with Kwali Area Council on how the residents of the Council can access justice at no cost to them and equally benefit from the services of LAC which it renders free of charge.
Mr. Aliyu B. Abubakar enlightened the Council members on Police Duty Solicitor Scheme (PDSS) designed to assist any person that interface with the Police in all Police formation across Nigeria being implemented by LAC. He said LAC is desirous of extending this service to Kwali Area Council. He therefore solicited for cooperation of the Area Council.
The Secretary of Kwali Area Council expressed the readiness of the Area Council to receive the services of LAC by providing office accommodation and any other assistance within its means.