Declining standards, poor curriculum affecting Nigeria’s legal profession – NBA president

Mr. Wali’s lecture was entitled “Professional Ethics and the Future of Legal Profession in Nigeria.”

The President of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Okey Wali, has said declining standards and poor curriculum for law students were some of the major constraints to the legal profession in Nigeria.

Mr. Wali also identified inadequate professional conduct as another constraint to the profession.

He disclosed this at the fourth Afe Babalola Annual Public Lecture of the NBA on Monday at Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti.

The annual public lecture was in recognition of the contributions of the founder of Afe Babalola University, Mr. Babalola, to the advancement of humanity and development of the society.

Mr. Wali’s lecture was entitled “Professional Ethics and the Future of Legal Profession in Nigeria,”

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He said that ethics, being an effective concept for regulating the legal profession, had become an integral part of upholding the rule of law and providing access to justice.

The NBA president said that it was important to restore professional dignity and integrity of the bar and the bench to revamp the profession.

The former Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, Justice Emmanuel Ayoola, called for total commitment and dedication by legal practitioners towards enhancing dispensation of justice.

In his speech, Mr. Babalola expressed gratitude for the honor done to him, adding that promoting the rule of law should be paramount to the legal profession.

He reiterated his commitment to continue rendering selfless services to the growth of the society.

(NAN)

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