Why Cardiac Arrest Is Now Rampant Among Nigerian Lawyers – Fagbemi Speaks Up

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Prince Lateef Olasunkanmi Fagbemi, a Senior Advocate of and of the 2021 edition of the Nigerian Lawyers , has lamented how cardiac arrest was contributing to the sudden of many lawyers .

Fagbemi revealed that sudden deaths occasioned by cardiac arrest had become worrisome among Nigerian lawyers recent times because of lack of physical exercise and proper functioning of the heart.

The senior lawyer, while addressing a gathering of lawyers Abuja during on-going yearly games, attributed the ugly trend to too much burden being carried by lawyers on behalf of other citizens.

To arrest the trend, Fagbemi pleaded with lawyers, especially the young ones to always endeavor to free themselves from stress by participating in various forms of sporting events.

“Lawyers are by training, burden bearers for others. These they do in several courts at the expense of well-being, especially challenges to healthcare.

“I to appeal to all lawyers in this country, especially the young ones, that as we act as burden bearers for others in the course of practicing our noble profession, it will not be out of place if we find to act as tigers on the fields.

“We are lawyers and burden bearers in , for God sake, let us also become tigers on the football pitch and it is my hope that we shall be well guided in sports just like we do in and regulations”.

The SAN described the yearly soccer tournament as a noble idea helping legal practitioners to showcase potentials.

Fagbemi, whose speech was delivered by another Senior Advocate of , Mr Sam Tomi Ologunorisa noted that football had proved to be a veritable tool of uniting Nigerians of backgrounds, in addition to sharpening the health of individuals.

Fagbemi expressed optimism that the annual soccer tournament would not only promote among lawyers but promote good health.