UI VC, others salute first female SAN from the academics
Eminent personalities have congratulated the Oluyemisi Bamgbose, a professor, who is the first female academic to become a Senior Advocate of Nigeria.
The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ibadan, Idowu Olayinka, former Justice Minister, Akin Olujimi, a Court of Appeal Justice, Moshood Owoade, a cleric, Sunday Awe and some other legal luminaries were among those that saluted Mrs Bamgbose during the weekend.
Mrs Bamgbose, a Professor of Law at the University of Ibadan, was one of the lawyers, recently conferred with a title of a Senior Advocate of Nigeria.
While speaking at a reception organized in her honour, In his remarks, the Mr Olayinka, commended Mrs Bamgbose for her achievement, describing her as hardworking and passionate for academic excellence.
Similarly, Mr Owoade, justice of the Court of the Appeal, Calabar Division, said Mrs Bamgbose, who joined the Faculty of Law of the University of Ibadan as an assistant lecturer while he was an adjunct lecturer, deserved the coveted title of the Senior Advocate of Nigeria.
Mr Owoade said that the new Senior Advocate, since her appointment in 1987, had made steady progress rising to become a Professor of Law. He urged other members of the Law Faculty at the University of Ibadan to emulate her and strive for greater achievements.
Mr Awe, while speaking at the event, urged Mrs Bamgbose not to see the conferment of the SAN title on her as mere recognition of her hard work but should consider the honour done her as an additional responsibility to defend the rule of law and ensure justice for the hapless citizens as Nigeria was fast slipping into a country where men’s conscience could be perverted for gold.
He said: “God is concerned about our nation. We are today an endangered nation because of the absence of justice.”