Mrs. Omobola Omotimirin (Nee Animashaun) is the Legal Adviser for the 88 set.
Omobola is currently the Head of the Legal Unit of the Lands Bureau, Lagos. Her duties were recently extended to also overseeing the Legal Unit of the Office of the State Surveyor General.
Mrs. Omobola Omotimirin completed her secondary education at the Command Secondary School, Ipaja, Lagos and obtained her West African School Certificate (WASC) O’Level in 1988. She gained admission into the Lagos State University in 1989 and graduated with a Second Class Honours Degree from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos in 1993/94 Session. She holds a Master’s degree in Law from University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos (2003) and Master of Laws in Employment Law and Practice from the Leicester De Montfort School of Law, De Montfort University, Leicester, United Kingdom. In the course of her career, she obtained a certificate as an accredited member of the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution, United Kingdom (CEDR), Certificate in Negotiation Skills for Lawyers issued by the Lagos State Public Service Staff Development Centre, Magodo, Lagos. She has also completed other career enhancing courses. She is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators, Nigeria. As a skilled Mediator, who has taken part in Mediation Sessions at the Lagos Multi-Door Court House (LMDCH) and during the LMDCH’s Annual Settlement Week.
Her Legal practice experience spans between the private and public sectors. She has worked variously in the Chambers of Adetunji Fadayiro, SAN and Paul Usoro, SAN between 1996 to 1997 and 1997 to 1999, respectively. She joined the Lagos State Ministry of Justice in the year 2000, as a State Counsel, in the Directorate of Public Prosecution between the years 2000 to 2007. She also worked in the Citizens’ Mediation Centre from 2007 to 2010. She was Counsel in the Directorate of Civil Litigation from 2010 until her appointment in May 2016, as Secretary/ Legal Adviser to the Lagos State Public Procurement Agency. She was redeployed to the Lands Bureau in October 2019. She is currently pursuing her Doctoral Degree in Public Policy and Administration with specialization in Law and Public Policy.