Legal profession’s support critical for national growth – Obasanjo


Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said the support of the legal profession was necessary for the resolution of the many challenges plaguing the country.

He said both the Bench and Bar have roles to play in rescuing the country from the claws of social vices that had hampered its development.

Obasanjo spoke at the launch of a book titled: “S.T. Hon’s Constitutional and Migration Law in Nigeria,” held on Tuesday in Abuja.

The book written by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Sebastine Tar Hon, addresses critical and current constitutional and legal issues of contemporary times.

Obasanjo, who expressed similar view as the book reviewer, Prof. Dakas Dakas, said, “with all the criticism that had been said about the practitioners, I concour with the book reviewer that if our country must make progress, the judiciary and the law profession must have a lot to do.”

The former president prayed that Nigeria would continue to make progress. He commended the author for producing a book that would be useful not only to legal practitioners and law makers but to the entire citizens of Nigeria.

Vice President Yemi Osibanjo in his remark hailed the author for being lucid and unequivocal in addressing controversial legal issue of law, especially the law of evidence and recommended the book to Nigerians.

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