YOUNG lawyers in Nigeria have been urged to always ensure strict adherence to professional ethics in their choosen career.
Chairman of the Oyo State branch of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Barrister Akeem Agbaje, gave the admonition while speaking at a pubic lecture, organised by the Law Students Association of the Lead City University, Ibadan.
In a lecture entitled, “Be the lawyer of your dream” Agbaje said lawyers should be courageuos, hardworking and be determined in their bids to be successful in life.
Agbaje said, though the educational system in Nigeria is not strong enough to enhance easy growth but “everyone aspiring to be a professional should strive with courage to transform the vision into reality.”
The legal lumunary while charging lawyers to be more informed and always develop their mental abilities called for for the extension of period of pupilage for adequate training and field experience.
“The question of doing things differently is not the issue because the person who is occupying the seat has done his bits and what I want to do is to progress the state. The state needs advancement in education, health and other sectors, and that is what I plan to do if I become governor,” Agbaje said.
In his welcome address, Wale Ojo Lanre, President Law Students Association of Lead City University Ibadan said the lecture is organize to further enlighten the student lawyers and prepare their mind on how to be a successful lawyer.