AGA-Africa Programme in collaboration with the Office of the Public Defender, Kogi State, Nigeria held a two-day workshop on Providing Legal Representation and Legal Advisory Services to the Indigent and the Vulnerable – Roles, Responsibilities and Functions, Abuja, Nigeria, 8th – 9th July 2019. The workshop brought together investigators and prosecutors from Kogi State and aimed at building their capacity to enable the State set up a viable forum which will ensure that the disadvantaged residents are guaranteed the protection of their fundamental human rights and socio-economic rights.
The training was officially opened by Hon. Alhaji Ibrahim Sanni Muhammed, Attorney General & Commissioner for Justice, Kogi State, Nigeria and led by seasoned AGA-Africa Programme facilitators; Mr. Jesus. L. Romero– Member of NITA Latin America Programs, Mr. Ricardo C. Garces– Public Defender Investigator Mr. Henry C. Cooker, Public Defender San Diego County, regional facilitator, Ms. Adeyemi Olayinka, Director, Office of the Public Defender, Lagos State, Nigeria.