CLARA IBIROGBAMrs. Clara Omotilewa Ibirogba, is the Director the Directorate of Citizens’ Rights, Ministry of Justice.

She attended University of Lagos, Akoka and she was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1981.  She did her Youth Corps service at the Nigerian Army 2 Mechanized Brigade in Ibadan; had a brief spell at Olayide Adigun & Co. and served as State Counsel in the Ministry of Justice in 1983.  She rose through the ranks to become Deputy Director in the Ministry in 1998, headed the Directorate of Legislative Drafting in 2001 then became Director and Head of the Directorate for Citizens’ Rights in 2006.

Mrs. Ibirogba has been involved in preparation of MOUs for Mediation, Drafting of Laws and subsidiary legislations for the Lagos State Government, vetting of Council Memoranda in respect of Chieftaincy matters, preparation of Oath papers for swearing-in ceremonies at State functions, prosecuting and defending cases on behalf of the Director of Public Prosecutions, offering legal advice to the Commissioner of police in criminal matters.  She was also involved in the preparation of the new High Court of Lagos State Civil Procedure Rules as well as setting up of the Lagos State Consumer Protection Agency.

Mrs. Ibirogba has attended quite a number of courses including,  Legislative Drafting Course at the Royal Institute of Public Administration, London, England.  She is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association.  She is married with three children and her interests include swimming and reading.