Pwajok (SAN)

HON. EDWARD PWAJOK (SAN,LB,KSG)

  A legal practitioner

  A Senior Advocate Of Nigeria

  A Former Attorney General  

  A Former Legislator (House Of Representatives)

A Business man·    

  A Development Expert

  A Community Developer · 

  And lots more!!!

Hon. Sir, Edward Pwajok SAN, LB, KSG, was born to the family of Da. P D Pwajok, KSM, and Ngo Veronica Pwajok, all of blessed memory in Kuru on 21 November 1965.

Barrister Edward Pwajok Started his early school in K/ Vom, the then Bishop’s school. After that moved to attend Fatima Private School and passed out in class 5, where he obtained his first school leaving certificate in 1976.

Pwajok started his secondary school education in St Joseph’s college Vom in 1976 but later changed to GSS Kuru, where he wrapped up his secondary school education in 1982.

He emerged as the best graduating Art Student and represented Plateau state in the national school’s competition, having emerged tops in the all-schools quiz competition in Plateau state.

Hon. Pwajok completed his law degree at the University of Jos in 1992 and went through the Nigeria law School in 1994 before proceeding to Kaduna for his NYSC.

He entered Private Legal Practice in 1995 and has served his community, the Church, and Government in different positions and levels.

He was a one-time BYM legal adviser & BECO financial secretary.

In 1993 he joined active grassroots Politics when he bought the form to contest for the chairmanship of Jos south LGC, but this ambition was scuttled by General Abacha’s coup in November 1993, days before the primaries.

Barrister Edward Pwajok was elected State Legal Adviser of the then-ruling Peoples Democratic Party in Plateau State from 2005 to 2007.

He later was appointed the Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice by Chief Michael Bot Mang in January 2007 and again appointed by Da Jonah Jang in the same capacity in 2007.

He was reappointed for the third time to the same position in 2011 before he resigned to contest the elections to the House of Representatives in 2014. This made him the longest-serving Attorney General of Plateau state.

He served as a member of the Plateau State Judicial Service Commission until 2014. He was also a member of the Plateau State Tenders Board from 2007 to 2014.

Honorable Pwajok is presently a member of the International Bar Association, a body he joined in 2008. He was also a member of the Plateau State Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee from 2009 to 2014.

Because of his distinguished legal practice, he was elevated to the prestigious rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria in 2016, becoming the first Berom to be so elevated and, indeed, the first indigene of the northern zone of Plateau state to be so elevated and the fourth individual from Plateau state.

Pwajok was made a Life Bencher in 2018, a body with the highest distinction in the legal profession; He is the first indigenous practicing Lawyer from Plateau state to be so appointed.

He was elected to serve Jos south/ Jos east in the House of Representatives between 2015 – 2019 and he facilitated so many constituency projects and employment opportunities for his people.

While in the house, even as a first-timer, he was made a Principal Officer of the House of Representatives. He was first made chairman of the house committee on human rights and later the chairman of the strategic committee on rules and business.

He went into the House of Representatives with special interests in the reform of laws, the establishment of new laws to deepen federalism and democracy, effective oversight over MDAs, and international legislative best practices.

While in the house, he set the record as the lawmaker with the highest number of sponsored bills as a first-timer and overall third best in the entire country. Serving as the chairman House Committee on Rules and Business, the House of Representative Passed the highest number of bills ever between 2015-2019.

He sponsored the bill to end the dichotomy between HND and BSc, which the federal government has begun to implement.

The National Council of Women Societies (NCWS) honoured him for his outstanding contributions to the cause of women, especially for his bill on Women’s Indigenship, which seeks to amend the federal character act to allow women to choose which indigenship they prefer, considering the discrimination some of them face when getting federal appointments.

He was very bothered about killings and land grabbing in parts of Plateau State and was very vocal about the issue.

The Catholic Pontiff awarded him the highest papal medal in 2020, the Knighthood of the order of St Gregory the Great, KSG.

He is widely traveled, and his hobbies include reading, traveling, playing table tennis, trekking, and watching TV, particularly news, sports, and documentaries.

Edward Pwajok is married to Mrs. Veronica Longtang Pwajok, and the union is blessed with three children.

Currently, Barrister Edward Pwajok SAN, KSG, LB, is the running mate to the Labour Party Gubernatorial Candidate of Plateau State, Dr. Patrick Sunday Dakum.