Lagos State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice Mr Moyosore Onigbanjo SAN has announced plans by the Ministry to give Junior State Counsel the needed exposure in specialised areas of law practice through secondment to leading private law firms within and outside Nigeria for period a of six months or less.
The Attorney General informed State Counsel of this strategic initiative to reposition the Ministry, at a breakfast meeting with young Counsel, who have been tagged: “The future of Lagos MOJ”.
The breakfast meeting which was hosted by the Attorney General and the Solicitor General/ Permanent Secretary, Ms Titilayo Shitta-bey was the first of its kind to be held for Junior State Counsel. It had in attendance Counsel representatives drawn from each directorate and agencies of the Ministry.
Earlier in his address to the gathering, Mr Onigbanjo urged the lawyers 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 Counsel 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 3-day management retreat at Victoria Island, where Governor Babajide Sanwo-olu made an unscheduled visit, to address the Ministry’s top management.