9m people benefit from Legal Aid Council’s project — DG

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–  Mrs Joy Bob-manuel , the Director General  Legal Aid Council Nigeria, on Monday  said nine million peopleDirector General  Legal Aid Council of Nigeria, have benefitted from the “Access to Justice the council since 2014.

Bob-manuel  said this when she spoke  with the News Agency Nigeria (NAN)  in on Monday.

She said the World Bank-sponsored “Access to Justice ’’ of the council allowed people at the grassroots to have access to justice.

The said   the featured some campaigns at the grassroots to enable the people to patronise centres at their doorsteps.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]

The campaigns were in the form of radio programmes, awareness campaigns and workshops, she said.

She said the council, 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.

According to her, the council is also empowered to offer legal representation on assault resulting in bodily harm, , rape, and .

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 . (NAN)