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Eminent jurists speak on integrity at 2021 justice summit

By Ngozi Egenuka
16 November 2021   |   2:40 am
A serving Chief Judge of Borno State, Hon. Justice Kashim Zannah and two other retired justices of the Supreme Court, Fedode Tabai and Justice Adamu Galumje, would speak on integrity

Executive Assistant to Managing Partner and Associate, Wole Olanipekun & Co, Chuba Obi-Okaro (left); Managing Partner, Bode Olanipekun (SAN) and Senior Associate, Faith Adarighofua at the Press Conference on WOC Justice Summit 2.0 in Lagos. PHOTO: FEMI ADEBESIN KUTI<br />

A serving Chief Judge of Borno State, Hon. Justice Kashim Zannah and two other retired justices of the Supreme Court, Fedode Tabai and Justice Adamu Galumje would speak on integrity at this year’s Wole Olanipekun & Co (WOC) Justice Summit 2.0.

Speaking at a press briefing, Managing Partner, WOC, Mr. Bode Olanipekun (SAN), noted that the choice of topic is hinged on the fact that the value of the judicial system is largely dependent on the trust that judicial outcomes demand, which has a direct bearing on all aspects of life.

“From within and without, the clarion call is that the legal profession should champion the Nigerian renaissance, it should be the harbinger of hope for our people and the repository of trust and confidence of the citizenry,” he said.

According to him, the topic is critical because the value of a judicial system is largely dependent on the trust that judicial outcomes command.

He noted that the trust that judicial outcomes command also has a direct bearing on all aspects of national life.

This edition of the WOC Justice Summit will nudge discussions higher from the theoretical to the practical with distinguished and reputable thought leaders preferring practical ways to build sustainable, trusted and adaptable Justice delivery mechanisms.

The summit, which would be held on November 19, with the theme, ‘Implementing Justice Reforms’, would have other eminent speakers such as Vice President of Nigeria, Professor, Yemi Osibanjo (SAN); founder, the Chair Centre, Mrs. Ibukun Awosika; former Vice President, Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Mrs. Funke Adekoya (SAN); former president, NBA, Abubakar Mahmoud (SAN); human rights activist, Femi Falana (SAN); immediate past Vice-Chancellor, Lagos State University (LASU), Professor Olanrewaju Fagbohun (SAN) and others.

The summit coincides with the 70th birthday of Wole Olanipekun (SAN) who was called to the Nigerian Bar about 45 years ago and practiced law for over three decades as a Senior Advocate of Nigeria.