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Attorneys General Form Committee, Elect Lagos AG Onigbanjo As Interim Chairman

Shola Soyele  
Updated March 16, 2022

 

The Attorneys General and Commissioners of Justice of all 36 states have formed an executive committee to take positions on legal issues, advise the Attorney General of the Federation and take legal action or review legal actions taken on behalf of all states.

They elected the Attorney General of Lagos State, Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN) as the interim Chairman of its executive committee while the Attorney General of Nassarawa State, Dr Karim Kana was elected Interim secretary.

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Other elected members of the executive committee are the Rivers State AG, Prof. Zac Adangor (SAN), Abia State AG, Uche Ihediwa (SAN), Taraba State AG, Sam Adda and the Benue State AG, Micheal Gusa who were all chosen to represent their different zones.

Amongst other things, the executive committee will run the affairs of the Forum, lead the body of AG’s, arrange meetings, and issue statements on behalf of all 36 AGs.

Part of its mandate also includes the pursuit of true federalism, adherence to the constitution, rule of law, independence of the judiciary, as well as liaison with the AGF on behalf of the states on legal issues.

The next meeting of the Attorney’s General of the 36 States of the Federation will hold in Q2 of 2022.