OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC DEFENDER ON AN AWARENESS CAMPAIGN TO YABA LCDA.May 28th, 2012 | By Akinlade Dada | Category: Lead Story, NEWS
The Executive Chairman of Yaba LCDA, Hon Abdulraheem Olajide Jimoh played host to members of the Office of the Public Defender, Ministry of Justice in the council secretariat on Friday 25th Of May, 2012 inside the Oluremi Tinubu Hall.
The purpose of the visit was to sensitise and create awareness to the members of the Public on the functions and services rendered by the organisation. The office of the Public defender was created in the year 2000 by the then Executive Governor of Lagos state, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to render free legal services to the less- privileged in the society regardless of their status, cultural or political affiliation and also to those whose fundamental human rights are being trampled upon. They also focus on social economic services like child abuse, domestic violence cases, and issues relating to compensation,for instance, where someone is being unlawfully dismissed from service. They also handle cases relating to unlawful detention and harassment of innocent citizens by law enforcement agents.
The Chairman while delivering his welcome address said the history of legal representation in Lagos State, and indeed in Nigeria,could never be complete without the Lagos State office of Public Defender occupying a note worthy space therein. In his words,’ since its inception in year 2000, the office had become a voice for the voiceless, the hope of the hopeless and a fountain for downtrodden Nigerians that are suffering from legal dehydration.’
He saluted their courage and commended them for the way they had been bringing succour to the helpless Nigerians through their professional conducts. He then promised its administration’s support for the team.
Dignitaries and members of the Hon Jimoh delivering his speech during
office of the Office of the Public the awareness campaign visit.
Hon. Jide Jimoh in his speech. Cross section of the members of the public
cross section of members of public Doyin Rojaye and Pa Osho during the visitation
cross section of members of the public Director, office of the public defenders addressing the gathering
Asst Director, office of the public defender Hon Jide Jimoh stressed some points
making her contribution during the visit at the awareness campaign
The Director, OPD during the Dignitaries in a standing ovation.
Questions and contribution time during the visitation of the OPD
Another member of the public Cross section of other members of
asking questions during the visit the office of the public defender
Director, office of the public defender Hon. Yaqub Asuramu at the occasion