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1507 NEW WIGS CALLED TO THE LARGEST BAR IN AFRICA AMID TIGHT SECURITY IN ABUJA

1507 NEW WIGS CALLED TO THE LARGEST BAR IN AFRICA AMID TIGHT SECURITY IN ABUJA

Nigeria on Wednesday got a fresh batch of 1507 new lawyers who were called to her Bar amid tight security provided by various security agencies in the country.

The new wigs were inaugurated at the Body of Benchers Complex, Jabi District of Abuja as against the Nigerian Law School premises in Bwari.
The Directory General, Nigerian Law School, Professor Isa Hayatu Chiroma disclosed at the ceremony that the call to bar had to be hurriedly shifted from Bwari where school is situated to the Body of Benchers Complex due to threats by terrorists and bandits to launch attacks against the famous Law School.

The Director-General thanked the Chief of Defense Staff, Chief of Army, Inspector General of Police, Director General of State Service (DSS,) Civil Defense Commandant and Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) for jointly coming to the rescue of the School by providing adequate security and wise security counselling.
He said the new wigs have been found worthy in character and in learning, hence their induction into the Nigerian Bar as full fledged lawyers.
Addressing the new lawyers, legal luminary and Chairman of the Body of Benchers (BoB), Wole Olanipekun, SAN charged them to be prepared to serve the country and humanity diligently, without fear or favour.

He reminded them that law is a noble profession that must be well protected and counselled them to always adhere strictly to the Code of Conduct of the profession.
Olanipekun, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) further charged the new legal practitioners to always show respect and good conduct to their seniors as required by the code of professional conduct.
While celebrating their success as new lawyers, Olanipekun warned them against dancing in clubhouses with their bibs and gowns as witnessed in the recent past adding that punitive action would be invoked against such conduct.

It was gathered that parents and well-wishers of the new wigs were restricted to the outside of the Body of Benchers Complex due to security reasons.

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