Nigerian Bar admits 3,897 new lawyers

A total of 3,897 candidates were on Tuesday called to the Nigerian Bar, after meeting requirements of the Nigerian Law School.

The Director-General of the Nigerian Law School, Tahir Mamman, disclosed this  in Abuja at the presentation of successful candidates of the 2011/2012 session for call to the bar.

He said a total of nine candidates made First Class Honours, 195 made Second Class (Upper Division), 900 made Second Class (Lower Division), while 2,793 Candidates graduated with Pass.

He expressed optimism that the qualification obtained in the Bar programme would enable them to build their career.

“It is our hope that the education and qualification obtained in the programme have provided you with the requisite foundation to a more fulfilling life in all the sectors of the nation’s economy.

“The design and delivery of your current training under the new curriculum is meant to equip you with the toolkit that will enable you create a job for yourself and others.

“It is meant to make you look out for a wider horizon rather than limit you to the narrow confines of a traditional legal practitioner,” he said.

He restated the commitment of the school to uphold and enforce the values of honesty, integrity and good conduct.

The Chairman of the Body of Benchers, Idowu Sofola, called on the new Barristers to join the struggle for the eradication of corruption from the judiciary and the society at large.

He enjoined them to act fairly and with good conscience, adding that “this is a noble profession and only the nobles should be called to the Nigerian Bar.”


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