The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, has charged 3,277 new graduates of the Nigeria Law School who were called to the Bar this week to uphold the ethics and decorum expected of members of the legal profession.
The CJN enjoined the new lawyers to speak the truth at all times and stand on the side of justice. “As ministers in the temple of justice, you must learn to discern between right and wrong, ethical and unethical so that you will stand on the side of justice by always speaking the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth. On this note, I will address the ethical part of the profession as embodied in the Rules of Professional Conduct for Legal Practitioners in Nigeria,” Mohammed said.
The new wigs were presented to the Body of Benchers by the Director General of the Nigerian Law School, Mr. Olanrewaju Onadeko.
The ceremony also witnessed presentation of awards to distinguished graduates. Okwor Dominic, Edun Halimat Temitope, Uche Tracy, Okezie Ndubuisi, Amoo Oluwatobi Ayobode, Bandawa Antayi Anfani and Are Adejoke Kafayat got the Star Prize for First Class Students awards.
By Dike Onwuamaeze