BREAKING: Dr Ben Uruchi Odoh Assumes Chairmanship Of BOSAG


By Chikodiri Igwe Eze

PRO, Ebonyi State Ministry of Justice & Research Assistant to Hon. Attorney General, Ebonyi State.

In a resounding victory for the cause of justice and advocacy, Dr. Ben Uruchi Odoh, the esteemed Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice of Ebonyi State, has ascended to the prestigious position of Chairman of the *Body of States Attorneys General (BOSAG).* Today, on the 25th of April, 2024, history was made at the National Judicial Institute in Abuja as Dr. Odoh was elected to lead this esteemed assembly of legal minds.

Dr. Odoh’s journey to the chairmanship of BOSAG is not merely a personal triumph; it symbolizes a triumph of principles and dedication to the noble pursuit of justice. Since assuming his pivotal role as Attorney General in Ebonyi State, Dr. Odoh has been a stalwart advocate for restorative justice, spearheading initiatives that have reshaped the legal landscape of his state.

After decades of bureaucracy and delays, restorative justice is finally gaining traction at the highest levels of Nigerian jurisprudence. Dr. Uruchi’s election signals that state prosecutors increasingly recognize their duty goes beyond mere convictions – to meaningfully address the root causes of conflicts, and leave communities more united, not divided.

Under Dr. Odoh’s visionary leadership, Ebonyi State has witnessed a transformation in its approach to justice. Through his tireless efforts, departments such as the Public Defender, the Department of Gender-Based Violence, and the Department of Citizens Mediation Centre were established. These institutions stand as testament to Dr. Odoh’s relentless commitment to enhancing access to justice for all citizens, irrespective of their circumstances.

His leadership promises to usher in a new era of collaboration and progress among the various states’ attorneys general, fostering an environment conducive to the advancement of legal frameworks that uphold the rights and dignity of all individuals.

Joining Dr. Odoh in this historic journey are other distinguished legal luminaries who have been elected to key positions within BOSAG. Hon. Barr. Senior Ibrahim, the esteemed Attorney General of Kwara State, assumes the mantle of Secretary, bringing with him a wealth of experience and expertise. Likewise, Barr. Mrs. Hauwa Abubakar, the Honourable Attorney General of Borno State, steps into the role of Treasurer, poised to contribute her invaluable insights to the collective mission of BOSAG.

As the curtains rise on this new chapter in the annals of legal history, one thing remains abundantly clear: the ascension of Dr. Ben Uruchi Odoh to the chairmanship of BOSAG heralds a promising future for the pursuit of justice in Nigeria. With his commitment to restorative justice and his proven track record of transformative leadership, Dr. Odoh stands ready to steer BOSAG towards even greater heights of excellence and efficacy. Today, we celebrate not only the triumph of one man but the triumph of justice itself.

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