Acting CJN urges lawyers to prepare for challenges ahead

Peter Bahago, Abuja.


The Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Ibrahim Tanko has reminded ‘new wigs’ that the legal profession is the foundation upon which the public maintains confidence in the justice system.

The CJN gave the charge at the Call to the Bar Ceremony of the 2019 graduates of the Nigerian Law School in Abuja, Nigeria.

Justice Ibrahim Tanko also urged them to be courageous not to compromise when their clients would want them to violate the rules of professional conduct.

Speaking at the call to bar Nigerian ceremony, The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Ibrahim Tanko told the new wigs that the journey that lay ahead of them was by far, more than the distance they already covered hence, it is important for them to spend each day wisely.

He reiterated the need for them to remain steadfast and persevere at all times in the days and years ahead, saying that, only this way, they will succeed as lawyers.

Justice Tanko also commended the Council of Legal Education and the law school for providing quality legal education for the new wigs.

The Director General of the Law School, Prof. Isa Hayatu Chiroma stated that the importance of the Nigerian law school in manpower training and development of the country cannot be over emphasised, especially in the area of the administration of Justice.

“In about 57 years of the existence of the institution, the school has had uninterrupted sessions because there has never been any incident of closure of the school on account of strike action by staff or any reason,” he said.

A total of 850 candidates, including 16 from previous bar examinations were called to the bar.