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Legal secretary 450 000
Job Type: Full-Time


From 0 to 2010
University of Notre Dame, Indiana, United States of America
From 0 to 2005
The Nigerian Law School
From 0 to 2002
University of Ibadan, Oyo State
From 0 to 1995
Command Secondary School, Ibadan, Oyo State
From 0 to 1992
Command Secondary School Jos, Plateau State


Principal Legal Officer
National Human Rights Commission
August 2012 - Present Day (4 years 11 months)

- Organising conferences, seminars and other capacity building programmes to ensure the promotion of human rights in Nigeria.

- Carrying out sensitization and awareness creating activities in Nigeria on human rights.

- Research on human rights issues all over the world.

- Development, preparation and dissemination of information, education and communication materials on human rights to the general public.- Developing policies within the Commission to ensure the implementation of the mandate of the Commission.

- Any other duties assigned by the Executive Secretary.

Legal Officer for Protection
African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights
July 2008 - June 2009 (1 year )

- Research on specific issues relating to international law and human rights especially in Africa.

- Legal officer assisting the Special Rapporteur on the rights of refugees, asylum seekers, migrants and IDPs in Africa.

- Assisting the African Commission’s Commissioners in their promotional activities through the preparation of pre-mission reports and doing follow-up on recommendations made during the missions and sessions.

- Gathering of information on the human rights situation of African Countries.

- Handling of Communications (Complaints/Cases) brought by individuals against State parties to the African Charter in the seizure, admissibility and merit stages.

- Promotion of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights, through the organisation of seminars, press releases, lectures and Missions all over the Africa.

- Servicing the Sessions and meetings of the ACHPR.

- Preparation and dissemination of information on the work and activities of the ACHPR on the continent.

Company Secretary
Access Bank (Gambia) Limited
December 2007 - June 2008 (7 months)

- Preparation of security documents for securing loan facilities given by the bank.

- Coordinating all legal issues which have to do with the bank.

- Rendering legal opinion and advice on diverse matters affecting the operations of the bank.

- Review of agreements between the bank and its customers.

- Vetting and confirmation of draft offer letter from marketing units.

- General management of the bank’s litigation portfolio including advising management on strategies for the handling of lawsuits and liaising with external solicitors for the implementation of such strategies.

- Briefing solicitors to institute legal action for the recovery of delinquent facilities.

- Sending demand letters to defaulting customers.

- Preparation for board meetings and sending notices of meetings.

- Conduct of corporate search for account opening and conduct of corporate search for credit facilities

- Confirmation of letters of administration/proof of probate.

- Preparation and vetting of all tenancy/lease agreement entered into by the bank.

Legal Intern
African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, Banjul, The Gambia
March 2007 - November 2007 (9 months)

- Research on human rights issues on the Continent.

- Assisting legal officers in handling communications/cases brought before the African Commission.-

- Any other duty assigned by the Secretary to the African Commission.

National Youth Service Corper
Akinkunle Ajayi and Co. Law office
March 2006 - February 2007 (1 year )

- General legal practice.

- Legal research.

Ademola Kuye & Co Law office
January 2003 - December 2003 (1 year )

Legal assistant and researcher.