Type: Ministry

Principal Officers

Areas of statutory responsibilities and functions

The Federal Ministry of Justice is responsible for ensuring justice for all. It provides a sound legal framework to maintain the rule of law as well as economic and social reform. Some of the duties that fall within the realm of the ministry include the prosecution of criminal case, Defence of civil suits, provision of legal advice to government organisations and institutions, drafting of Bills, handling of complaints of breaches of Citizens' Rights, publication of revised laws and White Papers for the Ministry of Justice.

  1. Council of Legal Education (CLE)
  2. National Agency for Prohibition of Trafficking In Persons and Other Related Matters (NAPTIP)
  3. National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)
  4. National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)
  5. Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC)
  6. Nigeria Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS)
  7. Nigeria Law Reform Commission (NLRC)
  8. Legal Aid Council
  9. Regional Centre for Commercial Arbitration
  1. Citizens Rights
  2. Civil Litigation and Public Law
  3. Finance & Accounts
  4. Human Resource Management
  5. International and Comparative Law
  6. Law Reporting
  7. Legal Drafting
  8. Planning Research & Statistics
  9. Public Prosecution
  10. Solicitors
Organogram and details of functional interrelationships between divisions of each MDA
Addresses/Contact info of offices in all States and in FCT

Federal Ministry of Justice

Address: Federal Secretariat Towers, Shehu Shagari Way, Central Area, P.M.B. 192, Garki, Abuja

Phone: +234 9 5235208, 5237676;

Fax: +234 9 523 5194

Email: info@fmj.gov.ng

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