The Federal Ministry of Justice (Nigeria)

 The Federal Ministry of Justice (Nigeria) 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. The headquarters of the organization is located in the Maitama district, Abuja.

the Attorney General of the federation who also serves as the 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 June 2019, the Attorney General is Abubakar Malami. The Permanent Secretary is Mrs. Beatrice Jedy-Agba, OON, mni.

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.


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