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Senate tips P’Harcourt law school campus for continuous legal studies

By Ann Godwin, Port Harcourt
06 July 2022   |   3:22 am
Appreciating the high standard of facilities at the new Port Harcourt campus of Nigerian Law School, the Senate has advocated that the campus should also serve as a centre for continuous legal education...

Opeyemi Michael Bamidele,

Appreciating the high standard of facilities at the new Port Harcourt campus of Nigerian Law School, the Senate has advocated that the campus should also serve as a centre for continuous legal education for practising lawyers.

Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele, described the quality of facilities that Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, provided for the training of law graduates as global standard.

A statement by Special Assistant to Wike, Mr. Kelvin Ebiri, noted that members of the Senate committee were in Port Harcourt, yesterday, for an oversight visit of the campus and were conducted round the facility by the governor. They also inspected the new Rivers State House of Assembly residential quarters, which is near completion.

The statement quoted Bamidele as saying: “It’s a celebration of our democracy. It’s a celebration of leadership. It’s a celebration of an accomplishment. So, part of our advice to the Council of Legal Education and the Nigerian Law School is that, based on the standard that has been set in the Port Harcourt campus, they should reserve some of the rooms, dedicated to ensuring that our continuous legal education is taken very seriously, using the Port Harcourt campus as the base for this.”

Commenting on the 32 units of four-bedroom duplexes at the legislators’ quarters, Bamidele said Wike has also blazed a trail in the provision of unbeatable housing facility for lawmakers.

Senate Minority Leader, Philip Aduda, commended Wike for his laudable projects and stressed that they explain the clamour for him to move to the centre to replicate some of the extraordinary achievements.

Speaker of Rivers State House of Assembly, Ikuinyi-Owaji Ibani, describes Wike’s decision to construct the new campus as sheer demonstration of his patriotism and commitment to the nation.

Former President of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Chief C. J. Okocha, SAN, said the completion of the Port Harcourt campus is another promise fulfilled by Wike.