Lagos DNA Centre ready in first quarter of 2017.
Lagos State Government on Tuesday has said that the first Deoxyribonucleic Acid (DNA) Forensic Centre to be established in Nigeria by any state will become operational by the first quarter of 2017.
It expressed optimism that the centre will ensure seamless administration of justice. At the maiden edition of the Annual Lagos Forensic Symposium in Ikeja, the state Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Adeniji Kazeem, has said that meticulous processes were being adopted in partnership with renowned experts in Forensic Science to ensure that the centre will be among the best in the world. Kazeem also said that the symposium, which was organized by the Lagos State Ministry of Justice and ITSI-Biosciences, Johnstown, PA, United States, was part of measures to sensitize stakeholders in the justice administration system with the view to adequately prepare them for the new technology coming on board. He recalled that since inception, the present administration of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode had made law, order and security as one of the major focal points of his administration, especially with the procurement of multi-billion naira equipment for the police and other security agencies.