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Ekiti State Laws To Be Translated Into Yoruba Language




Ekiti State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Wale Fapohunda, on Wednesday said that laws in the state, including the one establishing Amotekun, will be translated into the Yoruba language.

Fapohunda said the state governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, had approved the translation of the state laws into Yoruba language.

A statement made by the AG read: “Ekiti State Security Network Agency Bill affects the daily lives of the people of Ekiti State, especially those in our rural communities. It, therefore, follows that this is one legislation that all of our people need to understand.

“In furtherance of the commitment of the Fayemi administration to its citizens’ active participation in governance, Mr Governor has approved the translation of laws of Ekiti State into Yoruba Language.

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“Given the volumes of the laws of Ekiti State, the translation will be implemented in phases. The first phase will include laws that have a direct impact on the daily reality of our people,” he said.

“Some of the laws that will be translated immediately will include Sustainable Development Goals Law, Ekiti State, 2019; Ekiti State Property Protection (Anti- Land Grabbing) Law 2019; Ekiti State Gender-Based Violence (Prohibition) Law 2019, and Ekiti State (Transition) Law, 2019.

“There are many qualified academics in the Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti who are specialised in Yoruba Language. We will work with them.”

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