The Legal Unit as it is the case in all other Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government is the Desk of the Honourable Attorney-General of the Federation domiciled in the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development.
It is positioned within the Ministry to render timely legal services to the Ministry in its execution of its mandate. Consequently, it is involved in negotiation of national/international Agreements, preparation of various Agreements, Legal advocacy, proffering of legal advice/opinion and other legal intervention on behalf of the Ministry on issues with legal implications/obligations for the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The Legal Unit is charged with the responsibility of serving all the seven Departments in the Ministry.
The Unit is headed by a Director of Legal Services on Grade Level 17 and is supported by one professional staff and other administrative staff in the discharge of its responsibilities.