Nigerian lawyers’ standards “falling at alarming rate”--top Judge
The standards of lawyers practicing in Nigeria continue to drop, says the Chief Judge of the capital, Abuja.
Justice Lawal Gummi has expressed disgust over the falling standards.
‘’It is not only falling but falling at an alarming rate…The decorum in the courtroom is fading away,’’ Gummi said in a speech on Thursday.
He was addressing Nigeria’s ``Young Lawyers’ Forum Annual Summit’’ in Abuja.
He said the present corps of lawyers were chasing wealth and not integrity and values, which could not stand the test of time.
The prominent Nigerian Judge said honesty and prudence were no longer virtues the young ones wanted anymore, but they were only eager to get rich at the expense of scholarship and honour.
The assertion comes in the wake of calls for law reforms in Nigeria and the serious need to uphold professional ethics, not only among legal practitioners by in various sectors of Africa’s most populous nation.
WADR’s Abuja Correspondent Martins Martins reports.
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