Here’s How You Can Access Lagos Laws

Sunday Kenneth

INSIDEMAINLAND – All laws of Lagos State are now available online as the state partners with a law publishing firm to improve legal practice and make the state laws accessible to the general public.

Moyosore Onigbanjo, SAN, the State Attorney General, AG, and Commissioner for Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo, SAN, revealed this at the state’s official unveiling and opening of its e-law library.

According to Onigbanjo, the electronic publication of Lagos State laws would bring Lagos State’s judicial system into compliance with international best practices that promote technology as a key driver of legal efforts.

He also added that the new initiative to publish laws electronically will make it easier for businesses to operate in the state because investors and other interested parties will now have quick access to all of Lagos State’s laws.

In his words, “Therefore, the state in its bid for the continued effective and efficient administration of justice, through the Law Reform Commission, entered into an agreement with LawPavilion Business Solutions, a technology solutions provider engaged in the business of publishing, distributing, and viewing electronic judicial authorities, cases and laws.

“The agreement is for annotation of the laws of Lagos State and conversion of the laws on agreed texts and format for publication on the LawPavilion electronic platform.

“This means that the annotated laws of Lagos State are available to the public, and particularly to lawyers all over the world.”

He stated that the 2015 Compendium and all other state laws passed since 2015 will be accessible on the LawPavilion site.

He explained that individuals who want access to Lagos State’s laws have two options: they either buy the whole set of laws altogether or they can subscribe on a yearly basis through the LawPavilion website.

The Managing Director of Law Pavilion, Ope Olugasa, claimed that the project will make it simple for judges, attorneys, and other legal professionals to obtain the most recent versions of the state’s laws.

He further said his business had produced annotations for around 265 Lagos State legislation for use by judges and attorneys.

In addition, Olugasa emphasized the significance of digitizing legal practice to facilitate conflict resolution, saying, “the speed of justice delivery in Lagos State has just received a boost.”

Mrs. Ninilomo Bashir, the Executive Secretary, of Lagos State Law Reform Commission, revealed that her organization will soon begin translating all state laws into the Yoruba language to make them easier to understand.

According to her, the laws will also be translated into other key languages.



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