The Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Moyosore Onigbanjo, SAN, at meeting with counsel who took part in the secondment programme organised by the Ministry of Justice in partnership with top law firms, applauded them for taking part and urged them to apply the knowledge and skills acquired for effective discharge of their duties.
Onigbanjo gave this remark on friday during a meeting by the second Batch of Counsel who had completed their secondment programme at various top private law firms in the State.
While congratulating the Counsel for completing the Programme, the Attorney-General expressed satisfaction with the positive feedback from Counsel during the 3months programme, urging them to utiize the experience and exposure garnered to improve their various departments.
The Commissioner noted that the programme was initiated in October 2021 to enhance career objectives, expand their horizon as well as improve the efficiency of lawyers in the employ of the State.
He urged the counsel to make judicious use of the skills acquired during the secondment programme for the advancement of their career in Public Service as well as delivering on their mandate to residents in line with the T.H.E.M.E.S Agenda of Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu’s administration.
Onigbanjo also seized the opportunity to thank partner firms where the state counsel were deployed for their cooperation and accomodating the Counsel during the programme.
Sharing their experiences at the various law firms, the Counsel described the initiative as highly commendable and illuminating as it provided them an opportunity to learn new skills, acquire knowledge in other areas of law different from their normal work routine, just as it broadened their perspectives on work-life experience in the private sector.
The Counsel were seconded to law firms specializing in Oil and Gas, Energy, Taxation and Corporate Law amongst others.