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DIRECTOR GENERAL LAC, ABUBAKAR ALIYU AND TEAM VISIT BALA CHIROMA, COMMISSIONER OF POLICE FCT

LAC BOARD VISIT LAC

DG LAC AND TEAM VISITS PRISONS HQ

Aliyu Abubakar, DG LAC and A. Ojukwu Exxecutive Sec NHRC at LAC HQ

DG ALIYU ABUBAKAR WITH LAC OFFICERS AT 2019 NBA CONFERENCE 2019

DG LAC, ALIYU ABUBAKAR ON A VISIT TO EKPO NTA, AG DG SALARY AND WAGES COMMISSION

DIGNITARIES AT THE PARALEGAL SUMMIT HOSTED BY LAC

Aliyu Bagudu Abubakar

Director-General
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Our Mission

To ensure free, effective and efficient legal aid services to indigents in Nigeria
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Our Vision

To build a Nigerian nation where there is equal access to justice for all irrespective of means and where all rights are respected, protected and defended.

Press Releases

LAC GETS NEW GOVERNING BOARD

The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari has approved the appointment of a new
July 15, 2020

LAC pays courtesy call on Controller-General Nigeria Correctional Service

The Director-General Legal Aid Council, Mr. Abubakar B. Aliyu, paid a courtesy visit to the
July 15, 2020
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Brief History

The concept of Legal aid in Nigeria can be said to have been birthed in 1961 when Sir Adetokunbo Ademola, the Chief Justice of Nigeria at the time, during the African Conference on the Rule of Law held in Lagos, pointed out the hollowness of a constitutional right to a fair hearing, if the financial aspect of access was ignored. That statement was the first official public acknowledgement of the need and desirability for legal aid in Nigeria. This led to a Bill prepared by the then Honourable Attorney-General, Dr. T.O. Elias, entitled Legal Aid and Advice Act 1961 for Parliament, in order to formally establish legal aid in Nigeria. The Bill sought to make provision for the establishment and operation of a scheme for the granting in proper cases, legal aid and legal advice, to people with low income, who could not otherwise afford to procure them for the enforcement or vindication of a legitimate right or for the purpose of obtaining a just relief. Unfortunately due to the Nigerian Civil War the Bill did not see the light of day.

Legal Aid Council Visit With Gov Sule

Paralegal Summit