Ms. Khadijat Titilayo Shitta-Bey was appointed the Solicitor General and permanent secretary on Friday, 16th August, 2019, she was formerly Director of Public Prosecutions in the Lagos State Ministry of Justice.
She attended Epe Grammar School, Epe before proceeding to St Aldates College, Oxford in the United Kingdom where she obtained her “O” Levels and “A” levels Certificates respectively.
She is an alumnus of Wolverhampton University, West Midlands, where she obtained her LLB Hons. She holds an LLM in Corporate & Commercial Laws from Kings College, University of London, Strand, United Kingdom and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1989.
Ms Shitta – Bey’s started her professional career at B.A Shitta – Bey & Co, a Law Firm that specializes in General Litigation, Land and Chieftaincy matters.
She joined the Lagos State Ministry of Justice in 1994 as a State Counsel in the department of Civil Litigation and Advisory services and worked in several other directorates including the Directorate of Civil Litigation. As She rose through the rank to be the Director of Commercial Law, and Later Director of Public Prosecutions until her appointment as Solicitor- General/Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice.
In the course of her career in the Ministry of Justice, has served in various inter – Ministerial capacities including; Registrar, Lagos State Bills of Sale, Secretary /Legal Adviser Lagos State Public Procurement Agency; Counsel to Panel of Inquiry on the Sale of Lagos State Government shares in Eko Hotel, Counsel to Panel of Inquiry on Ikorodu Fire Disaster, Odogunyan, Ikorodu, Counsel to Committee on Lekki Epe Expressway Expansion; Editing Reporter, Lagos State High Court Judgments Law Report, member Home Ownership Mortgage Scheme Committee to mention a few.
She attended several courses and Conferences including Building Trial Skills an Advocacy Training, Drafting and Negotiating Contracts for Government officials, Negotiation Skills for lawyers, Professional Development Programme for lawyers, Project Financing- BPP Professional education, Housing Finance Workshop for Sub – Saharan Africa. AMERICAN GOVT INVITATION TRAINING, internal visitors leadership programme(IVLP) 3weeks programme sponsored by the US Department of States to understudy administration of justice system and maintenance of rule of Law in the United states. attended in March 2019
She enjoys reading, listening to music and dancing. She is happily married.