SAN disowns media advert over his elevation
A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Mr. Yusuf Asamah Kadiri has disowned a newspaper congratulatory message published last week in a national daily to celebrate his elevation to the prestigious rank of SAN, insisting he didn’t authorize such publication by his friends.
The Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee (LPPC) had introduced a strict rule, which forbids all newly sworn in Senior Advocate of Nigeria from getting or placing congratulatory adverts in the media, electronic, online or print.
He said: “It has come to my attention that a couple of relatives and friends and well-wishers have put out congratulatory messages in the media, in celebration of the conferment of the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria on me.
“As understanding as the euphoria of the excitement and joy of the numerous well-wishers are, it is very likely that they do not know about the policy prohibiting the publication of congratulatory advertorials in the newspapers and other social media platforms.
“In as much as I appreciate the overwhelming outpouring of love by the numerous well-wishers, I state that nobody whatsoever ever sought my prior consent or authorization to publish or post any such congratulatory messages in any newspaper and/or social media, and I did not grant any prior consent and/or authorization to any person or group of persons whatsoever to publish or post any such congratulatory messages in any newspaper and/or social media or any other medium whatsoever, for me or on my behalf or in my honour.”
According to him, as a legal practitioner and a newly admitted member of the Inner Bar, he would continue to uphold the highest standards and ethics of the legal profession.
“And I will continue to commit myself to ensuring that the ethics of the Bar and the dignity of the Inner Bar are not compromised in any manner whatsoever,” he pledged.
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