GBEMIGA ADARAMOLA, Esq., the Director, Commercial & Corporate Law Department is a former Director of Public Prosecutions of Ekiti State of Nigeria. He is a member of the pioneering class of the Law faculty of Ondo State University, Ado Ekiti – OSUA (now Ekiti State University, Ado Ekiti) where he obtained his LL.B (Hons) Degree in 1997 and was thereafter called to the Nigerian Bar in 1999. Gbemiga also holds the Master of Laws Degree (LLM) from the University of Ilorin, Nigeria (2016).
He cut his legal teeth in the Law Firm of Raymond Anyanwu & Co. in 1999 and later joined the Ministry of Justice, Ekiti State as a Senior Legal Officer (SLO) in 1999.
He was a Senior Legal Officer (SLO) between 1999 & 2003; Principal Legal Officer (PLO) between: 2004 & 2006; Assistant Chief Legal Officer (ACLO) between January, 2007 and December, 2008; Deputy Director of Public Prosecution Department (DDPP) between January, 2008 and December, 2010x; Deputy Director Civil Litigation Department (DDCL) between January, 2010 and March, 2012; Deputy Director, Law Review Department (DDLR) between March, 2012 and November 2014; Deputy Director Civil Litigation Department (DDCL) between November, 2014 and July, 2015; Director of Civil Litigation (DCL) between July, 2015 and September, 2015; Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) between September, 2015 and December, 2018; and Pioneer Director of Commercial & Corporate Law (DC & CL) Department between December, 2018 till date.
As a versatile legal practitioner, he has traversed almost all the Departments of the Ekiti State Ministry of Justice and served meritoriously in these departments, some of which include the Department of Civil Litigation; Department of Legal Drafting & Corporate Law; Department of Law Review; Department of Public Prosecutions; and the Department of Commercial & Corporate Law. Gbemiga is excellent in advocacy; has adequate experience in Soliciting Practices; Civil Law Procedure; Criminal Law Procedure; Law of Mediation/Arbitration/Conciliation; Drafting and Election Petitions.
He is Proficient in the Appellate Courts’ Brief Writing and Chieftaincy Cases. He has rich knowledge in trade disputes and is vast in virtually all other aspects of Legal Practice.
SPECIAL TRAININGS AND SKILLS
1. Practical Training in MS Windows XP Introduction
2. Practical Training Course in General Editorial and Proof-Reading Skills: Legislation by LexisNexis, Johannesburg, South Africa in 2009.
3. He is a qualified and Certified Mediator and Conciliator and a FELLOW of the Institute of Chattered Mediators & Conciliators (FICMC)
4. He is a qualified and Certified Management Consultant and a FELLOW of the Institute of Management Consultant of Nigeria (FICM).
A CONSUMATE BAR MAN
Gbemiga Adaramola, Esq. is a Bar Man to the Core. He held the following Offices in the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA)
1. Pioneer Assistant Secretary, Nigerian Bar Association, Ikole Ekiti Branch (2001 – 2003)
2. Treasurer, Nigerian Bar Association, Ado – Ekiti Branch (2003 – 2007)
3. Branch Secretary (for three consecutive Terms in office), Nigerian Bar Association, Ado – Ekiti Branch (2007 – 2014)
4. Vice Chairman, Nigerian Bar Association, Ado Ekiti Branch (2014 – 2016);
5. Chairman, Nigerian Bar Association, Ado Ekiti Branch (2016 – 2018)
6. Member of the National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Nigerian Bar Association (2007 – 2014 and 2016 till Date);
7. NEC Representative representing NBA, Ado Ekiti Branch (from July, 2018 till date);
8. Member of the Prosecution Team for the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) at the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee (LPDC) since 2016 till date.
9. Awarded the Nigerian Bar Association, Ado – Ekiti Branch Chairman’s Medal of Honour (June, 2019).
10. A Patron of the Young Lawyers Forum of the Nigerian Bar Association, Ado Ekiti Branch.
He has attended ALL the Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) since year 2000 till date and he has been sponsoring minimum of five (5) Young Lawyers from the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ado Ekiti Branch to the Annual General Conference on yearly basis since 2009 till date. He has also been paying for the Annual Bar Practicing fees for at least five (5) Young Lawyers from the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ado Ekiti Branch to the Annual General Conference on yearly basis since 2009 till date.
OTHER LEADERSHIP OFFICES
State Chairman of the Law Officers Association of Nigeria (LOAN), Ekiti State Chapter between 2012 and 2014;
National Treasurer of the Law Officers Association of Nigerian (LOAN) between 2013 and 2018
Presently the 3rd Vice President (in charge of all the South West States) of the Law Officers Association of Nigeria (LOAN) from 2018 till date.
AWARDS AND DISTINCTIONS IN SERVICE
Adjudged the 2nd Best Senior Civil Servant in the Ekiti State Civil Service by the Ekiti Government in 2006.
He was a member of the Committee on the Millennium Development Goals from Ekiti State in 2007 where Ekiti State came first among all the States of the Federation.
He was decorated as an Outstanding Senior Civil Servant in the Ekiti State Civil Service in 2008.
He was a member of the three Man Delegation from Ekiti State to Johannesburg, South Africa for the Proof-Reading of the First Edition of ALL the Laws of Ekiti State before its publication in 2009.
He was the Chairman, of the 1st Justice Week organized by the Ekiti State Ministry of Justice in 2012.
He was the Legal Adviser to the Ekiti State Ministry of Local Government & Chieftaincy Affairs and the Ekiti State Auditor General’s Office between May, 2013 and May, 2016.
He is the Liaison Officer between the Ekiti State Judiciary and the Ministry of Justice, Ekiti State from December, 2018 till date.
He was given a letter of commendation by the Ministry of Justice, Ekiti State in 2016 for his outstanding performances in the Ministry.
He served as a member of the Panel of Inquiry that probed the activities of the Ekiti State Board of Internal Revenue in 2005.
He was also a member of the Hon. Justice Omotade Chieftaincy Review Commission between 2009 and 2010 wherein five (5) Communities were recognized as towns and their Head-Chiefs were recognized as Obas in Ekiti State.
He also served as the Secretary of the Hon. Justice Oyewole Chiftaincy Review Commission in 2018 wherein two (2) Communities were recognized as Towns and their Head-Chiefs were recognized as Obas in Ekiti State among other vital recommendations which were accepted by the State Government and White Paper issued in that respect.
CASES (LITIGATION) HANDLED
He has handled very sensitive and high profile cases (Civil and Criminal) from High Courts (State High Court, Federal High Court, FCT High Court and the National Industrial Court of Nigeria) up to the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.
MEMBERSHIPS OF PROFESSIONAL AND SOCIAL ASSOCIATIONS
He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA); African Bar Association (AfBA) and Lion Club International, District 404B, Nigeria. He belongs to the Section on Legal Practice (SLP) and Section on Business Law of the Nigerian Bar Association (SBL) and he belongs to the Arbitration and Alternative Resolution Committee.
Gbemiga Adaramola, Esq. is a Christian of the Anglican Church (Church of Nigeria). He is a member of the Legal Team of the Diocese of Ekiti Oke (DEO), Anglican Church since 2016 till date.
He is an accomplished Farmer in Maize, Cassava and Banana Plantations.
- His Hobbies are farming reading and traveling. He is married and blessed with Children.
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