Ajulo greets Odili, Awomolo on elevation as Body of Benchers leaders
Abuja-Based lawyer, Dr. Olukayode Ajulo, has felicitated with retired Supreme Court Justice, Mrs. Mary Odili and Asiwaju Adegboyega Solomon Awomolo (SAN) on their elevation as Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Body of Benchers, respectively.
In a statement issued from his Castle of Law Chambers in the Federal Capital Territory, Ajulo described the combination as a perfect key to greater development of legal jurisprudence and dispensation of justice in the country.
He said: “I know that the combination of the duo would fetch the body a new synergy and strengthen the principles of the legal organisation.
“The contributions of my lord, Hon. Justice Peter-Odili, to Nigerian jurisprudence are so outstanding that they have continued to elicit accolades among legal practitioners. Her record of service and the fecundity of her jurisprudential knowledge have continued to give unquantifiable boosts to the legal profession, not only in Nigeria, but also across Africa.
“The emergence of Awomolo as Vice Chairman of the great Body of Benchers is a monumental development and can truly be described as putting a square peg in a square hole. It is such a demonstration of true merit, such that an author, Amit Kalantri, says is like steel and not like cotton, that seems small from the outside, but weighs heavy on the inside.”
Ajulo continued: “Awomolo is a colossus of the Bar that has contributed immensely to the ideological conduct of legal professionals through his great works, enviable comportment and unbending principles. It is in the annals of this profession in this country that a few great men stood up to be counted, when others chose to wine and dine with the tyrant.
“Awomolo is of the former ilk, natural leader and today, he is an icon of principled ideology, a leader among leaders of unwavering integrity, who earned his sobriquet of ‘Chairman of Chairmen’ meritoriously. Without a doubt, the Body of Benchers cannot be in better hands than those of the duo, and I wish them the very best in their tenure.”
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