VC Admonishes 30 New Lawyers to Shun Sharp Practices

Ibrahim Oyewale in Lokoja

The Vice Chancellor of Salem University, Prof. Johnson Akubo has  warned the new lawyers and solicitors who have just been called to bar against engaging in sharp practices that are capable of jeopardising their images and that of the institution.

The VC gave this warning while speaking with ith journalists in Lokoja yesterday  on the 30 law graduates who were called to the bar, describing the development as a “cheering” and “encouraging news” to the institution.

Akubo said that the new lawyers were among the first set of law students that graduated from the College of Law of the university.

While congratulating the ‘Change Agents” the VC said: “It’s an eloquent testimony of the relentless pursuit of the vision if ‘Raising Global Leaders’ by the founder, Archbishop  Sam Amaga.

Akubo said 30 graduates of the university  had been called to Bar by the Body of Benchers (BOB) in Nigeria.

He charged them to be good ambassadors of the university by proving their worth as credible lawyers and solicitors.

He noted that for them to have successfully passed through the Nigerian Law School after their graduation and got called to the bar was indeed a feat worth celebrating.

“We , as an institution and their Alma Mater, are so happy with the progress they are making in their legal career. As it stands today, they are full fledged lawyers and solicitors, who can be advocating for the millions of people and organizations needing their services in and outside the country.

“It’s our hope that they will do their best to serve the nation well as good ambassadors of Salem University, ” he said.

According to him, there was need for caution against greed and money temptation so as not to put themselves in problems.

The VC added: “I believe they are men and women of proven character and learning. They are fit and proper persons called and admitted into the Nigerian Bar.”

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