Onigbanjo, SAN, is New Lagos State Attorney-General

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Moyosore Onigbanjo, SAN
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Onigbanjo, SAN, is New Lagos State Attorney-General

In recognition of his wealth of experience in the litigation and commercial  law practice,  Mr. Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN) has been appointed the New Attorney-General of Lagos State.

Moyosore Onigbanjo, SAN

The appointment of the learned silk was announced earlier today.

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Sunday transmitted a list of Commissioner-designates to the State House of Assembly for ratification.

The list contained the names of 25 persons, who are to assume duty as Commissioners and Special Advisers upon ratification by the legislature.

A statement by the Governor’s Deputy Chief Press Secretary, Gboyega Akosile, said Mr. Sanwo-Olu carefully picked the nominees based on their cognate experience in their respective professions.

Onigbanjo who is a first class litigator, has vast and considerable court room experience in commercial litigation particularly in the areas of Debt Recovery, Breach and Enforcement of contracts, Companies Winding Up Proceedings, Aviation, Receivership, Marine claims, Arbitration and Oil and Gas. He has for the past twenty-eight years participated extensively in commercial litigation in Nigeria.

Onigbanjo has considerable appellate Court experience, having been privileged to successfully argue numerous appeals before the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court of Nigeria.

He also has experience in labour matters and has practiced before the National Industrial Court as well as the Miscellaneous Offences Tribunal.

The office of the Attorney-General & Commissioner for Justice, Lagos State was established in 1968 after the creation of the State pursuant to State (creation & transitional provision) Decree 14 of 1967.

Onogbanjo (SAN), in his capacity as the Attorney-General, is the custodian of the law, acting in the public interest.  He is responsible for legal affairs of the administration in Lagos State.


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