- It's not a common occurrence in Nigeria to see active politicians pursue academic interests while in office
- A member of the House of Representatives, Honourable Kolade Victor Akinjo, has proven that it can be achieved
- Akinjo was one of the 880 lawyers called to bar on Wednesday, July 28 in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja
The Peoples Democratic Party member was called to bar on Wednesday, July 28 alongside 879 others in a ceremony at the Nigerian capital, Abuja.
From lawmaking to lawyering
Celebrating his achievement, the lawmaker posted his photo wearing his long black robe and wig on his official Facebook page.
“It is not easy to begin but mostly difficult to finish, so I praise God for having fought to get to the end.
“Officially, Kolade Victor Akinjo, Esq.”
It has been congratulations galore as many of his constituents and followers commended the lawmaker for pursuing his academic interests outside politics.
Ofoesuwa Adebayor wrote:
“A rare gem...you have already proved your competencies, diligence, egalitarianism in every aspect. Sir, more wins to ur elbow...keep shining.”
Ogungbure Toluwalase Joshua wrote
“Congratulations our rare ever-performing member of the House of Representatives.
“I warmly felicitate with you and cause you to be a good lawyer as to be fair and just and to avoid greater damages in our complicated situation. To stand for justice, peace, equity, and fundamental human rights.
“I believe it is not too late to reinvent. Congratulations sir.”
Asiwaju Olufemi D Adebayo wrote:
“Congratulations to the voice of the voiceless, now you can fight the legal battle for the oppressed.”
Call to Bar ceremony 2021
The Nation newspaper reports that 880 law graduates were admitted to Bar on Wednesday, July 28 in Abuja.
The Call to Bar ceremony was held for the 880 who were successful in the December 2020 Bar final examinations of the Nigerian Law School.
1,561 students sat for the December 2020 Bar final examinations, out of which 880 came out successful.
In a related development, a Nigerian lady has been celebrated on social media as she recorded huge academic success in the law field of study.
The Afe Babalola University graduate recently bagged a first-class from the Nigerian Law School.
Olga Okewulonu's law school first-class degree is her second after achieving the same feat during her undergraduate.
Legit.ng previously reported that a Nigerian lady had shared her certificate as she celebrated bagging first-class in law.
The excited young lady identified as Favour Uka had taken to Linkedln to boast that obtaining a first-class degree was a huge challenge for her but she eventually triumphed.
Favour stated that she will become the first lawyer in her extended family when she is called to bar and is already setting her sights on having a good outing at the Nigerian Law School.