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Following the resignation of Barr. Adeniran Akingbolahan as Ogun State Attorney General, Governor Dapo Abiodun has nominated Mr. Oluwasina Olanrewaju Ogungbade as the new Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice.
The Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Thursday revealed that Ogungbade, 48, is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) designate who hailed from Abeokuta North Local Government, and studied Law at the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2000.
Somorin in the statement explained that the nominated Attorney General is currently a Deputy Managing Partner at Afe Babalola and Co and comes with vast litigation, advocacy and commercial law experience.
He added that Ogungbade garnered over two decades with leading law firms like GOK Ajayi & Co and Ebun Adegboruwa & Co, among others.
The statement added, “He has appeared as lead counsel in over 50 appeals decided at the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Nigeria and was a counsel for Nigeria at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Dispute (ICSID).
PLATFORM TIMES learnt that the Commissioner Designate will soon appear before the State House of Assembly for the statutory screening and confirmation, the statement concluded.
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