Brief About the Unit
The University Legal and Industrial Relations Department was initially created as a unit by the University Governing Council under the Registrar’s Office in 2006. The Unit later on transformed into a Department.
From 2009 to date the Department in conjunction with the University’s external solicitors had successfully disposed off several Cases in favour of the University and partially losing only 2 cases (partially because we are on appeal on the judgement) Viz:-
Furthermore, the Department had drafted and/or vetted over 500 different (Memorandum of Understanding) between the University and some governmental organsation and private organsations, both locally and internationally on behalf of the University and its Organs.
As at today it is our resolved to provide prompt and efficient professional services to the University and its Organs in line with the Mission and Vision of the Registry and the University.
Barr. Samaila Abdullahi Barau
LLB, BL, & LM.
He is called to the Nigerian Bar in June 1991, thus he is qualified to practice as both Solicitor and Advocate of the Nigerian Supreme Court for the past 26 years now. He is a Deputy Registrar.
Barr. I.O Arigbede
LLB, BL & LLM.
Principal Assistant Registrar
He is called to the Nigerian Bar in 1995, thus he is also qualified to practice as both Solicitor and Advocate of the Nigerian Supreme Court for the past 21 years and He is a principal Assistant Registrar.
Barr. Halima Abdulkadir
She is called to the Nigerian Bar in 2005 hence she is qualified to practice as both Solicitor and advocate of the Nigerian Supreme for the past 10 years now. She is an Administrative Officer.
Barr. Mohammed Bature Garba
He is called to the Nigerian Bar in 2010, hence he is qualified to practice as both Solicitor and Advocate of the Nigerian Supreme Court for the past 5 years. He is an Assistant Registrar..
Mal Sani Bawa
The Department is saddled with the following responsibilities interalia
Vetting and drafting of all forms of agreements for and on behalf of the University and its Organs.
General legal advise and opinions on matters referred to it by the University management, Faculties, Institutes, Departments, Centres and Units.
Representations and offering professional Legal services to those Committees set up by the University management and its organs.
Liaising with the University’s external Solicitors for the purpose of prosecutions and defence of all cases filed by and/or against the University, as well as watching briefs on all those cases in Courts on behalf of the University.
The Department also serves as Secretariat to the various University’s in house Companies.
The Department also performed such Secretarial services to various Committee set up by the University.
Any other administrative/quasi administrative duties assigned to it by the University Governing Council, Senate, Management, Vice-Chancellor and Registrar.
It may perhaps be of interest to the University Community to know that, the Department had also successfully in corporate three additional Companies for the University Viz:-
NAERLS Suites & Conference Centre Ltd.
NAERLS Printers and Publishers Ltd.
ABU-Wise Pharmaceutical Company Ltd.