FG MOVES TO DOMESTICATE WAR CRIMES, GENOCIDE, WAR AGAINST HUMANITY LAWS
BY BEN AGANDE
ABUJA - The Federal Government is to domesticate the laws on Crimes against Humanity, War Crimes and Genocide as it moves to submit a Bill to the National Assembly to formally put a legislative seal to the statute which Nigeria is signatory to.
Minister of Information, Labaran Maku, who disclosed this while addressing State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council meeting said the domestication of the statute would contribute in addressing the security challenges currently being witnessed in some parts of the country.
According to him, such domestication would also send a strong message to the international community that the government was committed to tackling the various security challenges in the country and to hold perpetrators of heinous crimes to account.
Speaking on the deliberations at yesterday's meeting, the information minister explained that, the Council approved of the concessionary loan of $89 million from the African Development Fund, ADF, an affiliate of African Development Bank, ADB, Group in support for Kaduna state government water and sanitation project.