Abuja – Mrs Joy Bob-manuel , the Director General of Legal Aid Council of Nigeria, on Monday said that nine million peopleDirector General of Legal Aid Council of Nigeria, have benefitted from the “Access to Justice Project” of the council since 2014.
The campaigns were in the form of different radio programmes, awareness campaigns and workshops, she said.
She said the council, under Section 8 (2) of the Legal Aid Act 2011, was empowered to provide legal representation in cases of manslaughter and malicious or wilful grievous hurt.
Bob-manuel said members of staff of the council had updated their knowledge in paralegal studies to meet up with its mandate.
She said the administration staff members of the council were trained in paralegal skills to enable them take clients’ stories in the absence of lawyers. (NAN)