Federal Ministry of Justice (Nigeria)

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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.


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 November 2015, the Attorney General is Justice Abubakar Malami.[1] The Permanent Secretary is Taiwo Abidogun.[2]

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.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Organizational Chart". Federal Ministry of Justice. Retrieved 2009-12-23. 
  2. ^ "Permanent Secretaries". Office of the Head of Service of the Federation. Retrieved 2009-12-20.