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Present facts before judge, Adejumo tasks lawyers

Admin 15 Dec, 2017 News

By Agboola Fesobi & Kayode Olabanji
President of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria Hon. Justice Babatunde Adejumo, OFR. has charged lawyers to elucidate on facts  to judges and put them on their toes for optimum service delivery.

Adejumo gave the charge in his remarks as the Chairman of a lecture as part of activities to mark the 2017 Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) , Akure branch week during the week.

The NICN President who was represented by Justice Mrs O O Owoyemi said both  members of the Bar and the Bench are to work in tandem  to ensure smooth justice system for the betterment of the society.

He implored the Akure  bar to be vibrant,dynamic and articulate in discharging their duties not  minding whose ox is gored while  upholding the principle of the  rule  of law.

Delivering his lecture at the Public Lecture , Chief Frank Akinrele, SAN charged members of  the NBA, Akure branch and by extension Nigeria to be  the voice to the voiceless in the society.

Akinrele who spoke on the theme “Whither Bound Nigeria? :A case study of our legal system ” advised lawyers to bring to bear the benefit of the profession to the society by enlightening  the general public whenever they are in crisis, saying that it is the duty of the lawyers to stand up to the occasion

He declared that by their training, lawyers are to educate and orientate the public on issues bordering on national  perspective.

The Guest Lecturer who gave insight to the challenges the legal profession is experiencing from time immemorial assured that turbulence times are surmountable through proactive effort of lawyers and judges.

He opined that  the legal profession either in Nigeria or in  the western world is the backbone of a nation  through the drafting of the constitution and proponent of the principle of spirit the  justice.

The Legal Luminary said history of legal profession with all the fundamental principles laid down established that lawyers are the light of the world, adding that they must not stay aloof.

Welcoming dignitaries to the occasion, Chairman, Nigeria Bar Association,  Akure branch Mr Adetunji Oso,Esq said the search for an enduring balance in the social polity, makes the lecture inevitable

Highlight of the ceremony was the naming of  the proposed auditorium after Hon Justice Babatunde Adejumo and Chief Frank Akinrele, SAN.

Notable Nigerians at the elaborate Public Lecture included : Senator Anthony Adeniyi Mr Arthur Okafor, SAN, Mr Tayo Oyetibo, SAN, Mr Taofeek Abdusalam and , Mr Remi Olatubora among others.


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