The Lagos State Ministry of Justice, on Thursday, extended its free legal consultations to the residents of Badagry community as part of a statewide free legal clinic exercise.
According to the Deputy Director, Office of the Administrator General and Public Trustee (AG & PT), Mr Femi Alabi, the joint legal clinic is an initiative of the Ministry of Justice to bring qualitative legal consultation and advice to the people.
He stated that the initiative is in tandem with the “S” in the “THEMES” agenda of Governor Babajide Sanwo-olu which aims to ensure security of lives and properties as well as good governance to Lagosians irrespective of social class or status.
Mr. Alabi added that the joint legal clinic comprises all legal service oriented directorates and agencies of the ministry which includes; Office of Public Defender (OPD), Citizens’ Mediation Centre (CMC), Public Advice Centre (PAC), Community Service Unit, Office of the Administrator-Generral & Public Trustee (AG&PT), Directorate of Citizens Rights (DCR) and the Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT), with team members of the listed directorates on ground at the auditorium of the Badagry Local Government Secretariat, Ajara, venue of today’s exercise.
The deputy director noted that the free legal clinic had earlier been held in 3 divisions of the State, namely: Ikorodu Epe and Alimosho. The exercise which aims to provide free and easy access to legal consultations for the vulnerable members of the society.
On his part, the Council Vice Chairman, Mr. Akotomeh Andrew, who represented the Chairman, Badagry Local Government, Hon. Onilude Adeniran, extended his appreciation to both the State Government and the management of the Ministry for not only conceptualising and initiating the exercise but for its bold steps in taking it the legal clinic to the nooks and crannies of the State.
He urged the residents of Badagry to take full advantage of the legal services provided by the Ministry of Justice in order to ensure seamless alternative dispute resolution, easy dispensation of justice, and peaceful co-existence among the people of Badagry.