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Official website of the Ministry of Justice & Office of the Attorney General, Edo State, Nigeria.

Edo State Ministry of Justice is responsible for all legal matters involving the State. It is empowered to render services to the state government in the areas of prosecution, human rights protection for its citizens, civil litigation and much more with the overall aim of promoting justice. It is also responsible for giving legal advice to the government, statutory bodies, Ministries, Departments and Agencies of Government. It is responsible for the provision of legal officers to prosecute criminal matters and for the defence of civil actions on behalf of the State. The Ministry prepares executive bills in accordance with directives from the executive for laws to be enacted by the State House of Assembly. The Ministry also organizes the justice delivery system and other relevant functions provided by the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

Our Vision

To be a centre of legal excellence, and pacesetter in justice delivery with integrity.

Our Mission

To provide excellent all-round legal and ethical service to support the government of Edo State, to uphold the rule of law, and to protect the rights of all citizens.

Our Objectives

  1. Dispensation of justice.
  2. Contribution to decongestion of correctional Centres.
  3. Improve legal defence of the state's interest and citizens.
  4. Improve legal advisory services to the government and citizens.
  5. Improve Capacity Building of staff.
  6. Promote effective collaboration with key stakeholders.
  7. Increase generation of revenue.
  8. Review of state laws drafted.
  9. Improve policy process.
  10. Filling the manpower gap.
  11. Improve Capacity of law enforcement agencies and other stakeholders.
  12. Institutionalise balance scorecard as a new performance management system.

The Honourable Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice is the Chief Legal Officer of the state and the head of the official bar and oversees the following departments with the assistance of the Solicitor-General and Permanent Secretary.

The departments include;

  1. Department of Public Prosecution.
  2. Department of Civil Litigation.
  3. Department of legal Drafting.
  4. Administrator- General and Public Trustee Department.
  5. Department of Citizens Rights.
  6. Citizen’s Mediation Centre.
  7. Department of Administration.
  8. Department of finance.