Babalakin spoke in Ilorin, Kwara State, while delivering the 10th Biennial Memorial Lecture in honour of Justice J. M. Adesiyun.The lawyer, who presented a lecture titled: “Repositioning the Legal Profession”, recalled the exploits of the bar and bench in Nigeria in the decade before and immediately after the attainment of independence in 1960. Expressing sadness over the current state of the legal profession in Nigeria and proffering solutions to the problem, Babalakin stated that the legal profession in Nigeria has caused him severe heart ache but expressed the hope that the profession can be placed back on the right path with the right attitude and will. The legal profession must be restructured from the start. “There is need to immediately enhance the status of the judiciary and reposition it to where it was before 1975. The event was also graced by eminent lawyers from the Ilorin branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).
Source: The Guardian May 17, 2018 03:11 UTC