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  • News - North West - Kaduna
  • Updated: May 29, 2024

Governor Sani inaugurates first forensic laboratory, training centre in Kaduna

Governor Sani inaugurates first forensic laboratory, trainin

Kaduna State Governor, Uba Sani has inaugurated the State Forensic Laboratory and Training Centre, the first of its kind in Northern Nigeria.

The project which commenced during the administration of Former Governor Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai was seen to its completion by Governor Sani.

According to Governor Sani, the project which was inaugurated on Wednesday was equipped with an automated fingerprint identification system and a ballistic unit among others.

He said the centre will serve as a means of generating revenue as personnel from other states will register to get trained and acquire knowledge of detecting criminal activities.

He further assured of his administration's continuous support to the security agencies and the justice institutions in the state through the provision of modern equipment and mobility.

The governor said: "There are 4 Units, out of 6 in the Forensic Laboratory, namely: (i) Crime Scene Unit (ii) Ballistic Unit (iii) Question Document Examination & Fingerprints Capture Unit, and (iv) Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) Unit.

"This Forensic Centre will be a major source of revenue generation for Kaduna State because personnel from various States and organizations will register to train their staff in the centre to acquire the basic knowledge in detecting criminal activities. 

"The installation of the Forensic Laboratory Equipment will enhance expert testimony in law courts and generally help in the administration of both Criminal and Civil Justice.

"Our administration shall continue to support our security forces and criminal justice institutions in Kaduna State through the provision of modern scientific equipment, communication gadgets and patrol vehicles."

Governor Sani was supported during the commissioning of the project by his Deputy, Hadiza Sabuwa Balarabe, the State Commissioner of Internal Security and Home Affairs, Samuel Aruwan and other top government officials.

 

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