Draft Of Ekiti State Prerogative Of Mercy Bill

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Draft Of Ekiti State Prerogative Of Mercy Bill

  1. 1. INVITATION FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS ON PROPOSED PREROGATIVE OF MERCY BILL IN EKITI STATE 1. INVITATION 1.1 The Ministry of Justice invites interested parties to submit written comments on the proposed draft Directives here. 1.2 The comments on the draft Directives must be submitted not later than 31 January 2014, marked for the attention of The Permanent Secretary, (a) if they are forwarded by post, be addressed to: The Permanent Secretary: Ministry of Justice Phase III, State Secretariat Complex, Ado-Ekiti, (b) if they are delivered by hand, be delivered at: The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice Phase III, State Secretariat Complex, Ado-Ekiti, (c) if they are submitted by email, be emailed to dapata@ekistate.gov.ng 1.3 For further information, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Dayo Apata at 08033070636 1
  2. 2. ADVISORY COUNCIL ON PREROGATIVE OF MERCY BILL, 2013. EKITI STATE OF NIGERIA 2
  3. 3. EKITI STATE ADVISORY COUNCIL ON PREROGATIVE OF MERCY BILL, 2013. 1. Establishment of the Council 2. Constitution of the Council 3. Functions of the Council 4. Remuneration 5. Proceedings and Meeting of the Council 6. Interpretation 7. Citation 3
  4. 4. A BILL FOR A LAW TO ESTABLISH EKITI STATE ADVISORY COUNCIL ON PREROGRATIVE OF MERCY AND OTHER RELATED MATTERS Commencement ( ) Enacted by the Ekiti State House of Assembly as follows: 1. Establishment There is hereby established in the State, a Council to be known as ‘‘Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy’’. 2. Constitution of the Council The Council shall comprise of the following members: (1) The Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, who shall be the Chairman. (2) The Solicitor General and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice, who shall act as Chairman in the absence of the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice. (3) The Commissioner of Police or his representative. (4) The Controller of Prisons or his representative. (5) The Director of Public Prosecutions. (6) A Representative of the Legal Aid Council. (7) A Representative of the Office of the Public Defender. (8) A Representative of the National Human Rights Commission, (9) A Secretary who will be appointed by the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice. (10) Two other members representing religious communities in the State, who will be appointed by the Governor. 3. Functions of the Council The Council shall: (1) Serve as an advisory body to the Governor of the State in the exercise of the Governor’s prerogative of mercy. 4
  5. 5. (2) 4. Recommend any appropriate person to the Governor for purposes of enjoyment of any aspect of prerogative of mercy exercisable by the Governor under the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended). Remuneration The remuneration of the Council members shall be determined by the Governor. 5. Proceedings and Meetings of the Council (1) (2) The Council shall meet three (3) times in a year and may also meet aside from the stipulated time as the need arises. (3) 6. The Chairman shall preside at every meeting of the Council but, in his absence, the Solicitor General and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice shall preside. The quorum of the Council shall be six (6) members. Interpretation In this law, unless the context otherwise provides: ‘‘State’’ means Ekiti State of Nigeria ‘‘Governor’’ means Governor of Ekiti State 7. Repeal The Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy Law, 2012, is hereby repealed. 8. Citation This Law may be cited as Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy Law, 2013. 5
  6. 6. Made this...................... day of..................... 2013. ............................................ Dr. John Kayode Fayemi The Governor of Ekiti State 6

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