The Nigerian 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. It is headed by the Attorney General, who is also 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 2010, the Attorney General was Barrister Mohammed Bello Adoke. The Permanent Secretary was Abdullahi Yola.
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.