Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRaAq has named Sambo Murtala, a foremost human rights activist, as his Special Adviser on Legal Matters.
This wAs contained in a statement Released by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mall Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq on Monday.
Murtala, a household name in the civil rights community in Kwara State, studied law at the University of Ilorin (2005-2010) and bagged his LLB from the Nigeria Law School in 2011. He also holds a diploma in Common, an old student of Government High School Ilorin and alumni of Kwara State College of Arabic and Islamic Legal Studies Ilorin.
A member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Murtala is a litigation lawyer reputed for his passion for civil rights cases — with at least 54 of such done pro bono (free).
He served on the Kwara State Transition Committee in 2019 and was the convener of Kwara Development Trackers and Secretary of the Ilorin Emirate Stakeholders Forum.
He was until his appointment the Principal Partner at the Sambo Murtala & Co. (Activist Chambers)