In a bid to boost the workforce quality of the State Justice Ministry, the Lagos State Government has concluded arrangements to give junior state counsel exposure in specialised areas of law practice overseas.
Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN), who announced the development, said this would be done through secondment to leading private law firms within and outside Nigeria for period of six months and below.
He said the initiative would reposition the ministry for improved justice delivery.
Onigbanjo made this known at a breakfast meeting with young counsels, who have been tagged: “the future of Lagos MOJ”.
The meeting, the first of its kind for junior state counsels, was hosted by Onigbanjo and the Solicitor-General/Permanent Secretary, Ms Titilayo Shitta-Bey and had in attendance counsel representatives drawn from all directorates and agencies of the ministry.
Onigbanjo urged counsel to be more proactive in the delivery of assigned duties towards ensuring the ministry becomes a global reference among top law firms.
The meeting afforded junior counsels the opportunity to proffer suggestions and solutions that would engender a more conducive work environment.
It would be recalled that the state ministry of justice, recently held a three-day management retreat at Victoria Island, where Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu made an unscheduled visit, to address the ministry’s top management.Follow us on social media