Lafia – The Nasarawa State Government on Monday said it would partner with the Legal Aid Council of Nigeria to deliver justice to the less privileged in the society.
Mr Silas Agara, the State Deputy Governor, spoke while playing host to officials of the council who paid him a courtesy call in Lafia.
Agara commended the council for the critical role it played in rendering services to the less privileged and vulnerable members of the society, pledging that the government would continue to support it.
He said that though the activities of the council were not captured in the 2015 budget of the state, the government would liaise with the Ministry of Justice to provide palliative support.
The deputy governor urged the council to sustain its services and called on well-meaning citizens of the state to come to it’s aid with logistics and financial support.
Agara advised the council to embark on effective public enlightenment to create awareness for members of the public to understand the services it offered and patronise it.
Earlier, the leader of the delegation, Mr Solomon Adebowale, who is also the state coordinator, said one of the duties of the council was to provide legal services to the people.
He said that the council would appreciate support to enable it deliver on its constitutional mandate. (NAN)