Bayelsa sound in legal profession, says Diri
Bayelsa State Governor, Douye Diri, has declared the state has what it takes to compete with other states of the Federation in the legal profession.
He stated this, yesterday, while reacting to the conferment of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) on an indigene of the state, Kemasuode Wodu, describing him as a homegrown SAN.
Wodu, a former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in the state, is among 72 legal practitioners in the country conferred with SAN in Abuja on Wednesday.
Speaking at a reception in his honour in Abuja, Diri said: “I thank God that this day eventually came. I also thank God for all those who started the journey with Wodu, including my predecessor in office, Senator Seriake Dickson.”
Dickson said he appointed Wodu into government due to his forthrightness and qualities he saw in him, adding that the former Commissioner for Justice has made outstanding contributions to the development of law and implementation of legal policies.
Responding, Wodu appreciated all those that worked and supported him towards becoming a SAN and commended Dickson for the visionary steps he took in making it a reality.