Legal and General Council at Illaj Holdings

Illaj Holdings is a diversified Nigerian holding company with a focus on manufacturing, construction, educational services, and the agriculture value chain. As a leader in Nigerian industry, we are committed to excellence, accountability, and sustainable practices. Our mission is to champion African brands on the global stage and create sustainable value by delivering high-quality products and services.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Legal and General Council

Location: Kaduna
Employment Type: full-time

Job Description

  • The General Counsel is responsible for providing legal advice and counsel to the company and its subsidiaries on a wide range of legal matters, including corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, employment law and litigation.
  • The General Counsel also oversees the company’s legal department and is responsible for ensuring that the company complies with all applicable laws and regulations.


  • Provide legal advice and guidance to the holding company and its subsidiaries on a wide range of legal matters, with a focus on agricultural value chains.
  • Draft, review, and negotiate various legal documents, including contracts, agreements, and policies.
  • Ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and industry standards.
  • Manage and resolve legal disputes, including litigation, arbitration, and alternative dispute resolution.
  • Conduct legal research and stay updated on legal developments in the agricultural sector.
  • Develop and implement effective legal strategies to protect the company’s interests and minimize legal risks.
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to provide legal support for business initiatives and projects.
  • Develop and deliver legal training programs to enhance legal awareness within the organization.
  • Draft, review, and negotiate contracts, agreements, and legal documents, including vendor contracts, leases, and employment agreements.
  • Ensure that contracts and agreements adhere to legal requirements and protect the organization’s interests.
  • Conduct legal research and analysis on relevant issues to support decision-making and strategy development.
  • Stay updated on changes in laws, regulations, and legal precedents that may impact the organization.
  • Monitor and manage the company’s intellectual property portfolio.
  • Oversee the work of external legal counsel, as necessary.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Law (LLB) from a recognized university.
  • Must be called to the Nigerian Bar (BL) and possess a valid practicing license.
  • Minimum of 10 years of relevant legal experience, preferably in the agricultural sector or a related field.
  • In-depth knowledge of Nigerian laws and regulations related to agriculture, land use, contracts, intellectual property, and corporate governance.
  • Strong understanding of the entire agricultural value chain, from primary production to processing and marketing.
  • Proven experience in providing legal counsel in a corporate setting, with exposure to diverse legal issues.
  • Excellent drafting, negotiation, and analytical skills.
  • Ability to communicate complex legal concepts in a clear and concise manner.
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making abilities.
  • Experience in managing legal disputes and engaging with external stakeholders, including regulatory authorities, government agencies, and community representatives.

Other Qualifications, Certifications, Professional Memberships:

  • Membership in the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) or a relevant professional body is desirable.
  • Additional certifications or specialized training in agricultural law or related fields would be advantageous.

Application Closing Date
21st May, 2024.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Application in PDF format to: using ”Legal and General Council” as the subject of the mail.

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