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LAW OFFICERS ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

SECTION

  1. Short title.
  2. Creation of the offices of the law officers.
  3. Law Officers to be ex-officio barristers of the Supreme Court.
  4. Additional powers and duties of Solicitor-General.

LAW OFFICERS ACT

An Act to provide that the State Legal Advisers be entitled to practise in the courts of Nigeria ex-officio
 

[40 of 1936. Order 47 of 1951. L.N. 131 of1954.]

[1st October1936]

[Commencement.]

1. Short title

This Act may be cited as the Law Officers Act.

2. Creation of the offices of the law officers

The offices of Attorney-General, Solicitor-General, and State Counsel are hereby cre-
ated.

[Order 47 of 1951. L.N. 1 of 1955.]

3.Law Officers to be ex-officio barristers of the Supreme Court

Every person appointed as Attorney-General or Solicitor-General of the Federation,
the Director of Public Prosecutions of the Federation, Legal Draftsman of the Federation,
or State Counsel, shall, so long as he continues to hold such office be deemed to be, and
every person who shall have been appointed to any such office shall have been deemed to
be, a barrister, advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria ex-officio and shall
be entitled, and shall be deemed to have been entitled, to appear as counsel in all courts in
Nigeria in which counsel may appear.

[L.N. 131 of 1954. L.N. 65 of 1958.]

4.Additional powers and duties of Solicitor-General

The Solicitor-General of the Federation in the absence of the Attorney-General of the
Federation may perform any of the duties and shall have the same powers as are imposed
by law on the Attorney-General of the Federation.

[L.N. 131 of 1954.]

             
          
LAW OFFICERS ACT

                    SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION

                 No Subsidiary Legislation