LJLA fellows launch Eko laws simplifier app to boost legal literacy in Lagos

LJLA fellows launch Eko laws simplifier app to boost legal literacy in Lagos

June 10, 2024

In a bid to significantly enhance legal literacy, the Lateef Jakande Leadership Academy (LJLA) Fellows have launched the “EKO Laws Simplifier App” which aims to make legal information more accessible to Lagos residents.

Usman Adeniji, Team Ace Project Lead, unveiled the app at a press briefing, describing the app as part of the fellows’ CAPSTONE project, designed to empower residents by providing easy access to legal information.

“According to the Ministry of Justice, 70% of Lagos residents encountered legal issues in 2021, yet only 30% had access to legal information, thereby informing the urgent need for the Eko Laws App in a city of 26 million people”, he stated

As part of their outreach, the Eko Laws team visited State Senior High School Alimosho and Alimosho Senior Grammar School to educate students on legal literacy.

Adeniji reaffirmed his team’s dedication to reaching every corner of Lagos and encouraged public support for the initiative.

Mrs. Ayisat Agbaje-Okunade, LJLA’s Executive Secretary, expressed gratitude to the Lagos State Law Reform Commission for their support, noting that the App simplifies legal resource access, promotes law compliance, and empowers residents to handle legal matters with confidence.

The App, available at www.ekolaws.com, features a user-friendly interface, a comprehensive legal database, advanced search and filter options, and educational resources.

The launch event was attended by the Honourable Commissioner for Agriculture, Ms. Abisola Olusanya and her counterpart in the Ministry of Economic Planning and Budget, Mr. Ope George, among other dignitaries.