Federal Ministry of Justice (Nigeria)

The Federal Ministry of Justice is the legal arm of the Federal Government of Nigeria, primarily concerned with bringing cases before the judiciary that are initiated or assumed by the government.[1] The headquarters of the organisation are located in the Maitama district, Abuja.[2]

Federal Ministry of Justice headquarters in Abuja

Organisation Edit

It is headed by the Attorney General of the federation who also serves as the Minister of Justice. The Attorney General is appointed by the President, and is assisted by a Permanent Secretary, who is a career civil servant. As of August 2023, the Attorney General is Lateef Fagbemi.[3]

Different departments in the ministry are responsible for:

  • Public prosecution,
  • Citizens rights,
  • Law reporting,
  • Finance and administration,
  • Planning, research and statistics,
  • Legal drafting,
  • International and comparative law,
  • Civil litigation,
  • Solicitors,
  • Human resource management and
  • Procurement.

List of ministers Edit


See also Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ "CORE FUNCTIONS AND ACTIVITIES OF THE MINISTRY". www.justice.gov.ng. Retrieved 2018-06-23.
  2. ^ "Federal Ministry of Justice contact information".
  3. ^ Ejekwonyilo, Ameh (21 August 2023). "UPDATED: New AGF, Lateef Fagbemi, assumes office". Premium Times. Premium Times Limited. Retrieved 26 August 2023.
  4. ^ "Past Attorney General of the Federation". www.justice.gov.ng. Retrieved 2018-06-23.
  5. ^ siteadmin (2017-07-21). "Nigeria's Former Attorney General Olu Onagoruwa Is Dead | Sahara Reporters". Sahara Reporters. Retrieved 2018-06-23.

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