The Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, is scheduled to inaugurate 72 legal practitioners recently elevated to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN.
Justice Muhammad will administer the oath on the 72 SANs at the Supreme Court’s main courtroom on Monday, December 14, 2020.
The inauguration is part of the events that will formally flag off the court’s 2020/2021 legal year.
Director of Information of the Supreme Court, Dr. Akande Festus, who disclosed this in Abuja’s statement, recalled that 2019/2020 legal year officially ended on Friday, September 11. 2020.
Akande disclosed that the event would be limited to stakeholders and dignitaries.
The statement reads in part, “Even though normal court sittings started almost immediately after the formal end of the last legal year, no official ceremony has been held by the age-long tradition of the Supreme Court to formally herald the commencement of the new legal year due to the raging COVID-19 pandemic.
“However, in strict adherence to the Covid-19 protocol, spouses, and friends of the 72 new Senior Advocates will not be allowed into the Courtroom as was done in the past.”