The vision of the Ministry of Justice is to provide a system of justice that is simpler, cheaper, more efficient and more responsive to people’s needs with a view to actualizing same with greater efficiency and effectiveness. Moving from the rigid law and order paradion at the same time maintaining a focused, better result oriented clients services through committed Legal Officers who are core professionals rather than mere Civil Servants
Rapid and systematic transformation of the administration of Justice in Ekiti State and improved management of the State Legal Affairs
The Ministry performs the following specific responsibilities:
- Advising Government Ministries Department and statutory corporations as well as State Owned Companies on legal issues.
- Clearing of State Executive Council memoranda on filling of vacancies on chieftaincies and other important policy matters to ensure that they are in conformity with the relevant declaration and the law.
- Advising the law enforcement agencies on desirability or otherwise of prosecution of simple cases in the Magistrate and other inferior courts and prosecuting the more complex cases in the superior courts.
- Preparing information, profs of evidence and other relevant document for filing in the courts
- Representing the government and all its agencies in civil matters before any court.
- Drafting of Executive Bills, Local Government Adoptive-Byelaws, Orders, Instruments and Legal Notices
- Drafting or vetting of agreements or Memoranda of understanding in respect of contract being entered into between the government and its agencies on the one part and outside bodies on the other
- Administering the estates of persons dying intestate as may be referred to the Ministry as well as those who died testate and direct their wills that their estates should be administered by the Administrator-General and Public Trustee
- Revision and reform of the existing laws of the State.
- Recommendation to the Governor on the exercise of the constitutional power to pardon convicts in deserving cases or remit their sentences in part or in whole.
- Liaising between the Executive and the Judicial in matters affecting the administration of Justice.
- Representing the Federal Government in such criminal and civil actions for or against the Government and its agencies as may be specifically delegated to it by the Attorney-General of the Federation.