The Legal Services Unit of the Ministry is the official desk of the Honourable Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, the Chief Legal Officer of the Federation. The Head of the Legal Unit and her team are his authorized representatives in the Ministry.
Here in the Ministry, the Legal Services Unit is directly under the office of the Honourable Minister of the Ministry. The Legal Services Unit therefore renders legal services to the Ministry on all matters as they affect the Ministry and any other Party. To this effect the Unit renders services to the Honourable Minister of the Ministry, the Permanent Secretary, all the Departments and Units of the Ministry, including the parastatal under the Ministry where necessary.
The Legal Services Unit is the custodian of all legal instruments and signed Agreements to which the Ministry is a Party. Currently, the Unit is Headed by Mrs. Helen B. Obayagbo, and supported by other Legal Officers and supporting staff.