The Legal Unit of the Ministry, currently headed by a Director, falls under the Office of the
Honourable Attorney-General of the Federation/Minister of Justice, whose office is a constitutional
creation by virtue of Section 150 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999.
Being a Unit under the Ministry, it exercises such functions and powers that are exercisable by
the Honourable Attorney-General of the Federation/Minister of Justice pursuant to Section 174 (2) of
The Legal Unit of the Ministry is primarily mandated to carry out the following core functions, namely:
drafting/vetting of legal documents and Agreements arising from the Ministry’s functions; rendering
legal opinion/advice; litigation; negotiation; and performing such other functions that may from time to
time be assigned to it by the Ministry.
In order to effectively discharge its constitutional/administrative responsibilities within the purview of
the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development, the Unit is guided by the provisions of the
Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; Procurement Act; Law Reports of various Courts; and
Other extant Laws.