Mrs. Olubukola Balogun (Honourable Member)

Mrs. Olubukola Balogun



Date of Birth: 24th July, 1952

State of Origin: Lagos State (Oshodi Isolo Local Govt.)

Educational Qualifications: LL.M, LL.B, B.L, Dip. Th.

Schools Attended: Methodist Primary School, Oshodi

Girls Secondary Grammar School, Gbagada, Lagos

Egba High School, (Comprehensive) Abeokuta, Ogun State

United Christian Secretarial College, Apapa, Lagos.

Lagos State Staff Training School, Eko Akete, Lagos.

University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos.

Nigerian Law School, Lagos.

Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Lagos.

Methodist Theological Seminary.

Work Experience:

Employed as Clerical Officer in the Service of Lagos State Government on 12th March, 1973.

Confidential Secretary Grade III, 1976 – 1978

Confidential Secretary Grade II, 1979 – 1982

Confidential Secretary Grade I, 1983 – 1986

Personal Secretary Grade II, 1987 – 1990

Asst. Chief Secretarial Asst, 1993.

Transferred to Ministry of Justice

Directorate of Legislative Drafting 1993 – May 2007

Position Held in Ministry of Justice

Legal Officer1993

Senior Legal Officer1995

Principal State Counsel1998

Assistant Chief State Counsel2001

Chief State Counsel 2004

Deputy Director 2006

Job Functions:

Drafting of Executive Bills

Preparations of Council Memoranda which the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice used in presenting the draft Legislations for consideration and approval of the State Executive Council. 

Issuing Advisories on Chieftaincy Matters in Lagos State

Issuing Legal Opinions 

Representing Government in Courts.


Secretary to the Prerogative of Mercy (2004-2005)

Secretary to the Committee on 

Drafting of the Lagos State High Court (Civil Procedure) Rules 2004.

Secretary to the Senior Management Meeting of the Ministry of Justice.


Special Assignment: 

Government Draftsman on the drafting of: 

Lagos State High Court Civil Procedure Rules 2004

Lagos State Criminal Justice Administration Law 

Lagos State Fast Track Court Rules

Unpublished Works:

Corruption in Nigeria (1991)

Juvenile Justice Administration in Nigeria: Case Study Lagos State Juvenile Court (1999).

Seminars Attended:

1st – 5th Summits of Stakeholders on the    Administration of Justice in Lagos State. 

●Seminar on Drafting of Bills held in South African 2001.

●Summit on Financing Private Public Participation of Government Contract – London. 

●Negotiating and Drafting of International Commercial & Investment Agreement.

●Sensitization of Key Stakeholders on the Child Right’s Act 2005.

●Case Management Training Workshop.

●Succession Planning Workshop for top Management Officers in the Lagos State Civil Service.

● Nigerian Bar Association Conferences.

●International Bar Conferences in Singapore,  ●International Bar Conference in Argentina.

●International Bar Conference in Madrid, Spain.

Special Commendation:

Certificate of Commendation for outstanding contribution to the Revision of Laws of Lagos State of Nigeria by the Lagos State Government 1994.

Special Commendation by the Lagos State Judiciary – 2004.


Nigerian Bar Association.

International Bar Association. 


Appointed Permanent Secretary in Lagos State Civil Service on 23rd May, 2007.

Posting: Lagos State Judicial Service Commission

Retirement: 12th March, 2008 after putting 35 years of meritorious Service to Lagos State Government Civil Service.

Subsequent Appointment: Executive Secretary, Judicial Service Commission 13th March, 2008 – March, 2013.

Appointed as Board Member, ICPC by President Muhammadu Buhari on 4th February 2019, and reappointed for a second term on 15th March 2023