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CJN is spliced ​​into 62 new SANs

The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Olukayode Ariola, on Monday was sworn in by 62 Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN) in Abuja.

Some of the lawyers who have been conferred the rank of SAN are Mr. Mostafa Ibrahim, Mr. Ikani Kanu Agabe and EFCC lawyers Mr. Sylvanus Tahir and Mr. Rotimi Oyedepo.

The CJN urged the new SANs to take up their new position responsibly because they demanded high standards of merit.

“I would say that the rank of Senior Advocate in Nigeria comes with greater status, dignity and responsibilities as well.

“Traditionally, those who are conferred the rank automatically become members of the Inner Bar and venerable messengers of the Temple of Justice. It is an honor that no conference can tamper with.

“The Legal Practitioner Privileges Committee took the time to examine and evaluate all relevant documents submitted by the applicants before reaching its decision. I can confidently state that the Committee did an excellent job.

“The number of applicants for the 2022 Senior Advocate of Nigeria award is 174. Of this number, 111 are advocates and 63 are academics.

The total number of qualified applicants after initial screening is 129; comprising 73 legal practitioners and 56 academics, respectively.

“After conducting the specified screening and nomination exercises, the LPPC has come up with 62 successful candidates who, by all criteria, may be considered highly deserving of the rank of Senior Solicitor of Nigeria,” he said.

CJN is spliced ​​into 62 new SANs

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