In a transfer to lift the bar for Nigerian legal professionals, the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA is in search of to make the research of legislation a second diploma course in Nigerian Universities.
The concept was one of many points contained within the agenda earlier than a committee convoked by the nationwide physique of legal professionals to seek out lasting answer to the seemingly low normal of authorized occupation within the nation.
Although, the thought remains to be an agenda for the committee, nonetheless it’ll change the face of legislation research in Nigeria, if the committee considers it worthwhile.
The 23-man committee inaugurated weekend by the NBA president, Abubakar Mahmud, SAN is chaired by Chief Anthony Idigbe, SAN, whereas Dr Aminu Gamawa is the secretary.
The agenda states, amongst others: ”Given the present measurement of the authorized career, its exponential development lately in relation to the wants of the Nigerian economic system, the committee will think about the desirability of candidates looking for admission to the legislation colleges in Nigeria to own a level in one other self-discipline as a situation for admission.”
The assertion signed by the NBA secretary , Isiaka Olagunju reads partially: “The Nigerian Bar Affiliation has repeatedly expressed considerations within the falling normal of authorized schooling and authorized follow. This can be a disturbing phenomenon that should be addressed urgently and adequately.”
Different key points on the committee’s agenda are that it ought to “evaluation the present regulatory targets and the regulatory structure of the authorized occupation and advise on its suitability to fulfill the present necessities for a sturdy, responsive and unbiased fashionable authorized career in Nigeria.’’
Different Members of the assessment committee embody: Prof Konyinsola Ajayi,SAN, Mrs Funke Adekoya,SAN, Prof. Auwalu Yadudu, Mrs Bisi Shoyebo,SAN, Chief Arthur Obi Okafor, Prof Ernest Ojukwu,SAN, Mr Olanrewaju Onadeko,SAN, Dr. Mike Adeleke, Prof Ikpeze Ogugua and Prof Dakas C.J Dakas.
Others are Prof Augustine Agom, Paul UsoroSAN, Prof Taiwo Osipitan,SAN, Yakubu Maikyau,SAN, Professors Osita Ogbu, U.U Chuckwuema-Eze, Mr. Rotimi Odusola, Patricia Igwebuike Esq, Prof. M. L. Ahmadu, Mrs. Sade Aladeniyi and Mr. Eric Otojahi -Assistant
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