The Supreme Court has conferred the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria on 29 lawyers including Mr Festus Keyamo and a former National Legal Adviser of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr Olusola Oke.
Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, swore the new SANs in at the Special Court of the Supreme Court in Abuja.
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File photo: Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen
During the ceremony, the CJN vowed to deal with erring judicial workers and called on the new Senior Advocates to utilise their new status appropriately or risk having the titles withdrawn.
He said, “I must remind you that being a privilege, it can, and shall be withdrawn if abused. “The privilege you are conferred with today is not intended as a weapon of intimidation or licence for rudeness and arrogance.
“It is an appointment that places both moral and professional duties on you, for which you have been found worthy to bear and discharge.”