Former Minister of Education and presidential candidate, Dr Oby Ezekwesili, Supreme Court Judge, Amina Augie, President of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Olumide Akpata Esq., Chief Judge of Oyo State, Munta Abimbola, and Osaro Eghobamien (SAN) are among the dignitaries expected at the fourth Justice Aderemi Annual Law Series (JAALS).
The fourth Justice Aderemi Annual Law Series with the theme, ‘The 2023 Election Year: the Birth of A Restructured Nigeria?’ will hold on Thursday, July 7, 2022, at Aare Afe Babalola Hall, NBA Bar Centre, Iyangaku, Ibadan, by 11am.
Speaking on the law series, one of the organisers of the lecture, Mr. Kunle Aderemi, explained that the theme of the series was strategic and timely, saying that the time to discuss frankly the continued existence of the entity Nigeria is now. He further stressed that the country appears divided along ethnic, religious and political lines, adding that Nigerians must revisit this all-important topic, particularly as the country goes into it’s election cycle to elect a new President in 2023.
“It is a season where career politicians will travel round the country canvassing for votes, promising many things including restructuring Nigeria. It is therefore important to interrogate whether this is what will restore peace and security in the country,” he said.
Aderemi stated the annual law series is in recognition of the legacies of Hon Justice Pius Olayiwola Aderemi, JSC, ( CON), an adroit and quintessential jurist, noting that the keynote address will be delivered by Ezekwesili, while Justice Augie, JSC, will chair the occasion. NBA President, Akpata, will declare the law series open.
He added that Eghobamien (SAN) would chair the panel of discussants, some of which include Oyo State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Prof Oyewo Oyelowo (SAN), Speakers of Oyo and Ekiti Houses of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin, and Rt. Hon. Funminiyi Afuye.
Other panelists are the deputy vice chancellor, University of Ibadan, Prof Oluyemisi Bamgbose (SAN), Mrs Funmi Quadri (SAN) and Dr Kunle Oshibogun, Council Member, Buckingham Council, United Kingdom (UK).