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Adoke, Okocha, Odili, others eulogise Jegede


BWARI – The Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr Mohammed Adoke, has described the late Chief John Jegede, as a distinguished colleague who contributed to the development of a modern day law school
Jegede,77, who died on April 9, was a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and a former Director-General, Nigerian Law School, from 1994 to 2004.
Adoke, the Minister of Justice,  lauded the late Jegede at the valedictory  session organised by the Council of Legal Education at the Nigeria Law School, Bwari, FCT, on Tuesday.
He, therefore, enjoined all to emulate the late legal luminary and follow his blueprint to achieve meaningful growth in life.
The minister commended the late Jegede’s zeal for the legal profession and attributed this to his distinction and outstanding performances in life.
He said he was elevated to the rank of SAN by the Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee.
“Among the notable achievements of Jegede as director-general was the successful relocation of the institution from Lagos to Abuja in 1997.
“This helped to clear the backlog of students awaiting admission into the institution as a result of the then troubled academic calendar of the nation’s universities,” he said.
The Chairman of Council of Legal Education, Mr O.C.J. Okocha (SAN), said the late Jegede joined the services of the law school in 1980 and was hard working and dedicated staff who discharged his duties excellently.
In her remarks, a judge of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Justice Mary Odili, described the late Jegede to be a man worthy of emulation in the practice of the legal profession.” (NAN)

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