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FG postpones stakeholders’ forum on terrorism bill

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FG postponed the proposed stakeholders Validation Forum on Draft Terrorism (Prevention and Prohibition) Bill 2016 earlier scheduled for September 15

The Federal Government has postponed the proposed stakeholders Validation Forum on the Draft Terrorism (Prevention and Prohibition) Bill 2016 earlier scheduled for Thursday, 15th September, 2016.

The forum was postponed on the auspices of the Honourable Attorney of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami, SAN.

It is to give room for stakeholders to forward comments on the bill before it would be convened.

This is contained in a press statement issued on Wednesday and made available to the media by Comrade Salihu Othman Isah, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Honourable Attorney of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr. Abubakar Malami.

Isah quoted the Director, Legal Drafting, Federal Ministry of Justice, Mr. H.A. Tahir as saying the stakeholders forum was put on hold by the Minister.

His terse message reads inter alia, “The proposed Stakeholders Validation Forum on the Draft Terrorism (Prevention and Prohibition) Bill, 2016 scheduled to hold tomorrow, Thursday September 15th, 2016 at the Olusegun Obasanjo Hall, Federal Ministry of Justice, Abuja by 11.00am has been put on hold by the HAGF/MOJ

“This is to give more time to stakeholders to forward comments on the bill. A new date for the forum will be announced in due course”, the message concluded. 

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