Mrs. Maimuna Lami Shiru (Deputy Director, Legal) hails from Kwara State. She graduated with a LLB (HONS) degree from the University of lbadan, Oyo State and was called to the Nigerian Bar. She has an LLM from the University of London (Queen Mary). She was employed as a Legal Officer lI in the Federal Ministry of Justice in 1999 and posted to serve as a Legal Adviser in the Ministry of Aviation in 2001 to 2010.

While in the Federal Ministry of Aviation, in addition to the general legal duties, she was aso involved in drafting and attending meetings in relation to Bilateral Air Service Agreements which exposed her to international relationships and duties. In 2010, she was posted back to the Civil Litigation and Public Law Department of the Federal Ministry of Justice and has, in addition to other duties, handled civil suits on behalf of the Federal Government; an assignment which she still handles till date.

MrsMaimunaShiru served as the Acting Director of the Department of Civil Litigation and Public Law between November 2015 to May 2016, August 2017 to June 2018. At present, she is the Acting Director of the Department of Civil Litigation and Public Law, a position she has occupied since March 2020 fill date. Maimuna Lami Shiru is a member of the following professional bodies-Nigeria Bar Association, Chartered Institute of Administration (MCIA), Institute of Chartered Economists (ACEN), Chartered Institute of Arbitration (UK) (MCIArb) and African Business School with certification in Strategic Practical Management (MABS).

She has been involved in several commercial arbitrations and has handled several cases on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria with 90% success. She has attended several training courses and conferences both localy and internationally. She has earned the following awards:

  • Head of Civil Service of the Federation 2019 Epic Merit Award (Award for
  • Productivity, Incorruptibility and Citizen-Centredness in Service to the Federation)
  • Federal Ministry of Justice Outstanding Performance Award, 2018
  • Award for Excellence in Leadership from the World Global LeadershipNetwork. 2016.

She is happily married with children.

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