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Ministry of Justice

The Ministry of Justice provide legal advice and represent the Government in court cases, arbitration and all other disputes. To defend the three arms of Government, and protect the interest of the citizenry and the territorial integrity of our great State within the framework of the law. The Ministry offers qualitative, speedy and competent legal service and provides Justice for all. The activities of the ministry are to defend Government Ministries, Parastatals and Extra Ministerial Departments.

Our Mission

To serve as catalyst in the effective administration of Justice and ensuring a crime-free society for an impactful governance.

Our Vision

To provide legal machinery for the prevention and control of crime; to draft Law and Legislation and advance advocacy for the maintenance of peace, order and good governance of Oyo State.

Our Objectives


  • To advice Ministries, Department and Corporations on legal issues pertaining to the day-to-day execution of their duties;
  • To offer advice to law enforcement agents on whether or not to prosecute criminal cases;
  • To administer the Estate of deceased persons;
  • To draft Laws, Local Government Legislations and Agreement to which the State Government and any of its agencies is a party;
  • To adjudicate through the Boundary State Commission in boundary disputes.


  • To make recommendation on convicts who crave for State Governor’s pardons;
  • To appoint and supervise the activities of Justice of the peace in the State;
  • To initiate legislation for the maintenance of peace in the State;
  • To provide legal machinery for the prevention and control of crime;
  • To supervise the operation of 1999 Constitution;
  • To defend all actions against the Government or any Ministry, Department or Agency of Government;
  • To sue and be sued on behalf of the Government;
  • To act as the guardian of public interest;
  • To supervise the activities of members of the legal profession throughout the State and promote the objectives of the Nigeria Bar Association within the State.