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Ogun begins recruitment of law officers to better legal, advisory services to residents

Going by an increase in the cases of public prosecutions, civil litigation, legal matters and advisory services being experienced across the country, Ogun state government has begun recruitment exercise to employ hundreds of state counsels, law and allied officers to fill the existing vacancies in the Ministry of Justice and Attorney-General’s Office.

Consequently, about 200 job seekers that had earlier applied for employments into the Ogun State Civil Service sat for the first phase of the year 2020 public service examination conducted in Abeokuta, Ogun state capital, by Public Service Competitive Entrance Examination Board of the Civil Service Commission.

These job seekers who include registered lawyers, barristers and solicitors of the Supreme Court of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, bailiffs, draftsmen and others, are expected to fill the existing vacancies in various departments within the Ministry which include public prosecutions, civil litigation, legislative drafting, public trustee, advisory services, commercial services, citizens rights, among others.

Speaking during recruitment exercise at Ogun State Government Staff Development Centre in Abeokuta, Tokunbo Odebunmi, the Chairman of the Commission, said that the exercise which would be merit-based was basically for those that are seeking employment for the post of state counsels and regularisation of the employees that came into the service through jobs portal.

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Odebunmi stated that the Commission is putting necessary measures in place in sustaining the process by establishing an examination body that would conduct entrance examination in the state, just as he assured the people that more graduates would be employed whenever vacancies are available in the state service.

Responding on behalf of the applicants, a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court, Tolu Onabolu, appreciated the state government for the opportunity given to them, saying that the state government is creating a platform for them to practise the legal profession and work assiduously to deliver on whatever assignment given to them.

Also speaking on behalf of the candidates employed through jobs portal, Joy Ogbodo and Olalekan Olayode expressed gratitude for the advantage to serve Ogun state and Nigeria by extension, just as they promised to contribute their quotas, when employed, for the development of the state service.

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