Lagos State Ministry of Justice

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Legislative Drafting

Mrs. Aderinsola Olanrewaju


Mrs. Aderinsola Olanrewaju is a Legal Practitioner with 30 years’ experience in the legal practice. She was born on 4th March, 1967 and attended Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in 1985 where she bagged a Bachelor of Law (LL.B Hons.) degree in 1989 and was subsequently called to the Nigerian Bar in 1990.

In the quest for continuous professional development, she acquired knowledge in various aspect of the profession including Advanced Arbitration and Mediation; Land Use Charge Dispute Adjudication, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Effective Leadership Skills. Apart from being a member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), she is a member of the Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), the International Bar Association (IBA), the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators (ICMC) and the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR, UK).

Mrs. Olanrewaju, a seasoned Legal Practitioner with several years of experience in commercial practice and litigation was employed into the Civil Service in 1999. She worked as a Counsel in the Directorate of Civil Litigation; Directorate of Citizens’ Right; Citizens Mediation Centre as Head of Allen Office and Lagos Office; and was subsequently deployed to the Land Use Charge Assessment Appeal Tribunal as the Registrar of the Tribunal. This traverse of the legal practice in both private and public institutions has given her a wide range of professional experience.

In January, 2020, Mrs. Olanrewaju was deployed to the Directorate of Legislative Drafting to head the affairs of the Directorate and further broaden her professional competence.

Mrs. Olanrewaju is a devoted Christian, mother and wife with an utmost interest in self-improvement and continuous development. At her leisure, she loves to engage in several sporting activities and reading.


These are the five (5) main units under the Directorate of Legislative Drafting:
Legislation Drafting Unit
Chieftaincy Unit
Oaths Unit
Prerogative of Mercy Unit
Justice of the Peace Unit

Legislation Drafting Unit

Responsible for giving opinions and legal advice on proposed and subsidiary legislations
Preparing draft bills, draft amendment to existing legislations and subsidiary legislations such as regulations, Orders, Rules and other instruments for consideration by the Executive Council
Preparing various Council Memoranda and notes used for legislations and presentation of proposed subsidiary legislations for the consideration and approval of the Executive Council (EXCO)

Chieftaincy Unit

Perusing the administrative documents for recognition and installation of Baales and Obas under Part 2 and Part 1 of Obas and Chiefs laws of Lagos State,2015.
Vetting Draft Council memoranda in respect of Chieftaincy matters.
Attending meetings and seminars on behalf of the Hon. Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in respect of Chieftaincy matters.
Representing the State Government in Litigation on Chieftaincy matters.
Rendering legal advice on petitions on Chieftaincy matters
Oaths Unit
Administration of oaths of office to government appointees
Administration of oaths of secrecy on all government appointees, public servants and all MDAs

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