Legal Aid Council

Parent Organization: FEDERAL MINISTRY OF JUSTICE

Type: Agency

Principal Officers

Quick Information

The Agency

Past Officials of the Agency

Finances
  • Staff size n/a
  • Revenues (IGR) n/a
  • Budget Allocation () n/a
  • Recurrent Expenditure n/a
  • Capital Expenditure n/a

Related Organizations/Units

Contact Information

Establishment Act

LEGAL AID ACT, 2011
Legal Aid Act CAP L9 LFN 2004 (Repealed)
Legal Aid Act CAP 205 LFN 1990 (Repealed)
Law_Legal Aid Decree 1976 (Repealed)

46_Law_LEGAL AID ACT, 2011.pdf47_Law_Legal Aid Act CAP L9 LFN 2004 (Repealed).pdf48_Law_Legal Aid Act CAP 205 LFN 1990 (Repealed).pdf51_Law_Legal Aid Decree 1976 (Repealed).pdf
Areas of statutory responsibilities and functions

Provide free legal representation, assistance and advice, together with alternative dispute resolution services.

Departments
  1. The Office of the Director General
  2. Criminal Justice Department
  3. The Civil Justice Department
  4. Human Resource and Administrative Management Department
  5. International Operations and Corporate Affairs Department
  6. Department of Planning, Research and Statistics
  7. Finance and Accounts Department
  8. Procurement Unit
  9. Press Unit
  10. Protocol and Public Relations Unit
  11. Internal Audit Unit
  12. Servicom Unit
Organogram and details of functional interrelationships between divisions of each MDA

Organisation Structure
The Legal Aid Council is made up of the Governing Council, which sets out policy, and the

Management, which implements the policy. The Governing Council consists of 15 Members
appointed by the President and they represent the interests of the legal practitioners, Nigeria

Police Force, Nigeria Prisons, Federal Ministry of Justice, Civil Service, NULAI and Women
Groups. Members of the Council, other than the Director-General, hold office for a term of three years on a part-time basis. The Director-General is the chief executive officer of the Council and is responsible for the day-to-day running of the affairs of the Council.

The Headquarters is based in Abuja and consists of the following departments:

- Criminal Justice
- Civil Justice
- Human Resource Management
- Finance and Accounts
- International Operations and Corporate Affairs
- Planning, Research and Statistics.

Each of these departments is headed by a departmental head, reporting directly to the
Director-General.

The Legal Aid Council has state offices in all the 36 states of the Federation including the
Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. To facilitate its work and ensure enhanced co-ordination it has Zonal Officers in each of the 6 geo-political zones.
A Zonal Director, who reports to the Director-General in Abuja, heads each of the 6 zones.
State Coordinators, who are responsible to their respective Zonal Directors, head the states under each zone.

The Council is currently in the process of establishing Legal Aid Centres at least one local
government area per State within the Federation. Presently there already exists Legal Aid
Centres in Bwari Area Council of the FCT, Karu Local Government Area of Nasarawa State,
Auchi Local Government of Edo State, Abonnema Local Goverment in Rivers State, and
Sagbama Local Government of Bayelsa State.

Annual Reports (for 2010-2012) and information on Reporting Deadlines for each MDA

THE POLICE DUTY SOLICITOR SCHEME (PDSS) REVIEW 2005 – 2010

Report_Legal Aid Council Report to the NBA 2011

Report_Legal Aid Council Report to the NBA 2012

53_Report_Legal Aid Council Report to the NBA 2012.pdf54_Report_Legal Aid Council Report to the NBA 2011.pdf55_Report_Legal Aid Council_THE POLICE DUTY SOLICITOR SCHEME (PDSS) REVIEW 2005 – 2010.pdf
Addresses/Contact info of offices in all States and in FCT

HEADQUARTERS

LEGAL AID COUNCIL HEADQUARTERS: Federal Secretariat Complex Phase II (Head of Service), 3rd Floor, Block C, Central Area, Abuja. Email: info@legalaidcouncil.gov.ng

 

ZONAL OFFICES

S/N

STATE

ADDRESS

1

North-East Zonal Office

Legal Aid Council Federal Secretariat Complex P.O. Box 1188, Yola

Zonal Director: Mrs. B. L. Ikharo 08035462279

2

North-West Zonal Office

Legal Aid Council Federal Secretariat Complex 3rd Floor Room 323 – 328 P.O. Box 4248, Kaduna

Zonal Director: Mr. Enoch M. Azariah 08036148133

3

North-Central Zonal Office

Legal Aid Council 1st Floor Ministry Of Education Building State Secretariat Complex, P.O. Box 6110, Jos Zonal Director: Mr. I. Ibrahim 08032199014

4

South-East Zonal Office

Legal Aid Council Federal Secretariat Complex Room 251 – 258, P.O. Box 1709 Enugu.

Zonal Director: Mr. A.F. Bakre 08034513338

5

South-South Zonal Office

Legal Aid Council Federal Secretariat Complex Asaba. Zonal Director: Mrs Edith Shobowale- Adams 07030632033

6

South-West Zonal Office

Legal Aid Council 10 Okotie Eboh Road South West Ikoyi Lagos.

Zonal Director: Mr. A. Banjo 08035063339

 

STATE OFFICES

1

Abuja

Legal Aid Council Federal Secretariat Complex Phase 1, Ground Floor.

Director: Mr. Oseni Agboghaiyemeh 08035486837

 

Legal Aid Council F.C.T. Office, Open University Office Complex, Area 3, Garki, Abuja.

Director: MR ALOYSIUS AKPAN 08039697287

 

Legal Aid Council - Bwari Centre Bwari Area Council Secretariat

Officer in Charge: Mrs. Omolara Afolabi 08055250705

 

Legal Aid Council - Gwagwalada Centre Gwagwalada Area Council Secretariat

Officer in Charge: Mrs. Jane Akaba 08067639063

2

Abia State

Legal Aid Council 31 School Road, P.O. Box 982, Umuahia.

State Coordinator: Mrs. Martha Egwu 08032889382

3

Adamawa State

Legal Aid Council Federal Secretariat Complex P.O. Box 1188, Yola

State Coordinator: Mr. Francis Ogbe 08036341640

4

Akwa Ibom State

Legal Aid Council Federal Secretariat Complex, Abak Road 321, 3rd Floor P.O. Box 2238, Uyo

State Coordinator: Mr. Ogah Ogbenyi 08052231092

 

5

Anambra State

Legal Aid Council State Secretariat, (Old Building) Ground Floor, Opp.UBA Plc. Secretariat Road, P.O. Box 1158 Awka.

State Coordinator: Mrs. R. U. Maduabuchi 08033459707

6

Bauchi State

Legal Aid Council Federal Secretariat Complex P.O.Box 446, Bauchi

State Coordinator: Mr. Hanbal Zubair 08056168357

 

Legal Aid Council Ningi Centre Gurama hall Along Ningi/Kano Road Ningi, Bauchi

State Officer in Charge: Y.S. Adamu 08036316796

7

Bayelsa State

Legal Aid Council High Court Complex Onopa, Yenogoa State Coordinator: Mrs. M. Kombo-Ezeh 08032870008

 

Legal Aid Centre Sagbama Local Government Secretariat Sagbama Bayelsa

Officer in Charge: Mr. Ben Braye 08034507277

 

Legal Aid Centre Ogbia Ogbia Local Government Secretariat Bayelsa

Officer in Charge: Mrs. Bina Timi Johnson 08033383415

8

Benue State

Legal Aid Council Block Gp, 508, Fmr Ministry Of Finance P.O. Box 133, Makurdi

State Coordinator: Mr. Paul Ejembi 08039650978

 

Legal Aid Council Katsina-Ala Centre Local Government Secretariat Complex Katsina-Ala, Benue State

Officer in Charge: Mrs. Malami L. Aondoakaa 08032101193

9

Borno State

Legal Aid Council Federal Secretariat Complex State Coordinator: Mr. Peter Bwala 08167155022

10

Cross River State

Legal Aid Council 2nd Floor Left Wing Federal Secretariat Complex Calabar.

State Coordinator: Mr. John Umeh Ogbonna 08053363287

11

Delta State

Legal Aid Council Federal Secretariat Complex Asaba.

State Coordinator: Mr. Ben Onokohwemu 08029426828

12

Ebonyi State

Legal Aid Council Ministry Of Justice Abakiliki.

State Coordinator: Mr. O. Kingsley 08035059290

13

Edo State

Legal Aid Council Federal Secretariat Complex 2nd Floor Auchi Road Aduwawa, Benin City.

State Coordinator: Mr. Eddy Inenevbor 08035754605

 

Legal Aid Council Auchi Centre Behind FRSC Office Off Ibienafe Road, Akhaluma Village Auchi, Edo State

Officer in Charge: Mrs. Ngozi Egwagu 08060384449

14

Ekiti State

Legal Aid Council Ministry Of Justice Complex Secretariat Phase III, Ground Floor Ado Ekiti

State Coordinator: Mr. R.O. Adeloye 08028287561

15

Enugu State

Legal Aid Council Federal Secretariat Complex Room 251 – 258, P.O.Box 1709 Enugu.

State Coordinator: Mrs. Maureen Ogba 08034537752

16

Gombe State

Legal Aid Council Ministry Of Justice Complex 5 New Commercial Road Gombe State Coordinator:

17

Imo State

Legal Aid Council Ministry Of Justice Complex P.O. Box 2654, Owerri.

State Coordinator: Mr. Oliver Chukwuma 08063079364

18

Jigawa State

Legal Aid Council Federal Secretariat Complex, Rooms A103 – A104, Ground Floor, Dutse.

State Coordinator: Mr. Muktar L. Usman 08183221224

19

Kaduna State

Legal Aid Council Federal Secretariat Complex 3rd Floor Room 323 – 328 P.O. Box 4248, Kaduna

State Coordinator: Mrs. Biba F. Ohwoavworhua 08030921543

20

Kano State

Legal Aid Council Gidan Murtala, 1st Floor P.O. Box 2651, Kano

State Coordinator: Mr. Ahmad Umar Abubakar 08054374225

21

Katsina State

Legal Aid Council Federal Secretariat Complex Dandagoro, Kano Road, Katsina

State Coordinator: Mr. N. Ishola 08023500657

22

Kebbi State

Legal Aid Council Old High Court Complex Birnin Kebbi, Kebbi State.

State Coordinator: S. M. Alhassan 08099131416

23

Kogi State

Legal Aid Council Fmr. Premises Of Ministry Of Commerce & Industry Behind Sub-Treasurer, IBB Way, Lokoja

State Coordinator: Mr. Helmon Koston 08124449741

24

Kwara State

Legal Aid Council Governor’s Office Ahmadu Bello Way, G.R.A. P.O. Box 4220, Ilorin.

State Coordinator: Mr. Shina Ibiyemi 08034838318

25

Lagos State

Legal Aid Council 10 Okotie Eboh Road South West Ikoyi Lagos. State Coordinator: Mrs. Salau 08023154578

26

Nasarawa State

Legal Aid Council 56 Jos Road Opp. Oceanic Bank, Lafia.

State Coordinator: Mr. Solomon Adebowale 08055083960 Karu

 

Legal Aid Centre Karu Local Government Secretariat New Karu, Nasarawa State

Officer in Charge: MR. Umoru Dickson 08028505824, 08072829059

27

Niger State

Legal Aid Council Federal Secretariat Complex 8-83 Ground Floor P.O. Box 1136, Minna.

State Coordinator: Mrs. Bola Jibogun 07068875605

 

Legal Aid Council Suleja Centre Old Local Government Secretariat Kantoma Bridge, Suleja

Officer in Charge: Tajudeen Olaosebikan 08035926608

 

Legal Aid Council Bida Centre Local Government Secretariat, Bida

Officer in Charge: F.B. Abdulrazak 08037393273

28

Ogun State

Legal Aid Council Federal Secretariat Complex Room 201-204 Abeokuta

State Coordinator: Mrs. A.L. Muslimat 08033823631

29

Ondo State

Legal Aid Council Federal Secretariat Complex 2nd Floor, Rooms 220-225, Igbatoro Rd P.O. Box 2014, Akure

State Coordinator: Mrs. K. Ikpidungise 08029514412

30

Osun State

Legal Aid Council Ministry Of Justice P.M.B. 4424, Oshogbo.

State Coordinator: Mr. S. Komolafe 08036785949

31

Oyo State

Legal Aid Council Ministry Of Justice Annex State Secretariat P.O.Box 10333, Ibadan

State Coordinator: Mrs. Funmi Odutayo 08057072560

32

Plateau State

Legal Aid Council 1st Floor Ministry Of Education Building State Secretariat Complex, P.O. Box 6110, Jos

State Coordinator: Mrs. R. Oguche 08035946711

33

Rivers State

Legal Aid Council High Court Complex P.O. Box 15407 Port Harcourt

State Coordinator: Mrs. JaneFrances Bianeyin 08033395471

 

Legal Aid Council Abonnema Centre Akuku-Toru Local Government Secretariat Abonnema

Officer in Charge: Ibiba M. Briggs 08035518476

34

Sokoto State

Legal Aid Council Federal Secretariat Complex P.O.Box 778, Sokoto

State Coordinator: Mr. Dalhatu Kolo 08034526260

35

Taraba State

Legal Aid Council Ministry Of Justice Jalingo State Coordinator: Mrs. Jessica Jidanke 08033928429

36

Yobe State (Temporarily Closed)

Legal Aid Council Ministry Of Justice Damaturu.

37

Zamfara State

Legal Aid Council Opp. Photo Palace Sani Abacha Way Gusau.

State Coordinator: Mr. Sani Hassan 08026164604

52_Contact_LEGAL AID COUNCIL CONTACT DETAILS.pdf