NIGERIAN LAW SCHOOL
LAGOS CAMPUS DINING HALL
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The Vice President of the Federation, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has lamented the state of the legal profession in the country and called for reforms so as to meet international standards.
He made the call at the inauguration ceremony of the Ultra Modern Sir Adetokunbo Ademola Dinning Hall of the Law School, Lagos. The hall was recently remodeled and refurbished by South Atlantic Petroleum Ltd. (SAPETRO), a company founded by a retired Chief of Army Staff, Gen. Theophillus Danjuma.
The vice president who eulogized the kind gesture of Sen. Daisy Danjuma and SAPETRO said it is only normal to give back to the institution and society in appreciation and support for national development. He said, “this is an institution, where we teach the law, teach character and teach discipline,” good and modern infrastructure should be one of the most basic needs of students.” He warned that the legal profession might continue to suffer serious decline and lose its pride of place in the affairs of the country, if fundamental reforms were not implemented.
Osinbajo said “the declining rate of law education in the country calls for concern.” He called on the Council of Legal Education, a statutory body charged with the responsibility of ensuring standards in the teaching and learning of legal education to ensure that the necessary restructuring and reorganization of the legal education sector must be put in place to promote the country’s legal system, in order to bring it at par with international standards.
He reiterated that the laws guiding legal education in Nigeria needed to be updated and changes are necessary to bring up the quality of legal education in our country.
The Vice President who showered praises on both Rtd. Gen. T.Y. Danjuma and Senator Daisy Danjuma, seized the opportunity to call on other corporate organizations to emulate the corporate social responsibility of SAPETRO, and support the upliftment of quality education in Nigeria.
Also speaking, Director-General of the Nigerian Law School, Mr Lanre Onadeko, said that the institution was special, as it had trained many lawyers in the country.
”Most of the lawyers in Nigeria today, from the Chief Justice to the Magistrates, went through this school and they are making us proud, ” he said.
In his own remarks, Mr O.C.J. Okocha, SAN, Chairman, Council of Legal Education, thanked SAPETRO for the renovation of the dining hall. ”In 2013, they promised to renovate this hall,” he said, “and they were faithful to see the project through.” OCJ said Council of Legal Education promise to continue to produce lawyers capable of providing the manpower needs of the country in the emerging fields of law.
The immediate past governor of Lagos State Babatunde Fashola, SAN, who was represented by Mrs. Oyinkansola Badejo- Okusanya, told the gathering that the institution had assisted in building the capacity of qualified lawyers for better service delivery.
Fashola, also commended the school for its efforts to further enhance the teaching of law, through it’s yet to be released TV drama series entitled, “Eko Law.”
‘’I am happy that I was part of that project because I approved its sponsorship when I was the Governor (of Lagos State). The reformation of legal education cannot be over emphasized, and this TV drama would aid that reformation, ” he said.
In her remarks, Sen. Daisy Danjuma, Executive Vice-Chairman of SAPETRO, said that the repair and renovation of the dining hall was part of the company’s corporate social responsibility, CSR. ”I went through this school” she said, “and I know what it used to be.” When I saw the state of the dining hall, we (SAPETRO) decided to renovate and make it an ultramodern hall befitting this kind of institution. Mrs. Daisy Danjuma assured the gathering that, “SAPETRO will continue to do more where we can to contribute to infrastructural building of the legal education.”
The event featured a five-minute trailer of the TV drama series – “Eko Law”, directed by a Nollywood frontline filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan, in conjunction with the Law school.
(Remodeled pix 1) Prof. Yemi Osinbajo declearing the ultramodern dining hall open
(Remodeled pix 2) The new Ultra Modern Sir Adetokunbo Ademola Dining Hall of the Law School, Lagos
(Remodeled pix 3) Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, GCON
(Remodeled pix 4) Olanrewaju Onadeko, DG, Nig Law Sch.
(Remodeled pix 5) Senator Daisy Danjuma
(Remodeled pix 6) O.C.J. Okocha, SAN
(Spotted Remodeled pix 10) Uzoma Echegiri, Dan Oguche, O.C.J. Okocha, SAN, Hilda Ibifuro-Harrison, Toun Adebiyi, Rtd. Gen. Theophilus Danjuma and wife Sen. Daisy Danjuma, Bernard Longe, Dr. Thomas John and Ms. Chibututu
(Spotted Remodeled pix 11) Niyi Oni and Kayode Adegbola
(Spotted Remodeled pix 12) Hon. Justice Harryman
(Spotted Remodeled pix 13) HRM. Pelebo Banigo
(Spotted Remodeled pix 14) Iyabode Oshodi & Charlotte Obidairo
(Spotted Remodeled pix 15) Badejo Okusanya
(Spotted Remodeled pix 16) Bolanle Austin-Peters
(Spotted Remodeled pix 17) Gbite Adeniyi, Chris Okeke and Olasupo Shasore SAN
(Spotted Remodeled pix 18) Bayo Ojo, SAN and O.C.J. Okocha, SAN
(Spotted Remodeled pix 19) Obi Okwusogu, SAN, HRM, The Olowo of Owo, Oba DVF.
(Spotted Remodeled pix 20) Nelson Ugboannya, Dr. Tahiru and Bayo Ojo, SAN
(Spotted Remodeled pix 21) Mrs. Emujeze, Prof. Oyewo, Osaro Eghobamien
(Spotted Remodeled pix 22) Rtd. Gen. T.Y. Danjuma, Sen. Daisy Danjuma
(Spotted Remodeled pix 23) Rtd. Gen. Danjuma and Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo
(Spotted Remodeled pix 24) Priscilla Kuye and Obi Okwusogu, SAN
(Spotted Remodeled pix 25) The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, GCON, on arrival at the Law Sch. Lagos.
(Spotted Remodeled pix 26) Staff of Sapetro; Uzoma Echegiri & Dan Oguche
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