The Legal Practitioners Privilege Committee on Monday announced the elevation of 22 lawyers to the prestigious rank of Senior Advocates of Nigeria.
The Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court, Ahmed Saleh, who is also the Secretary of the Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee, said the new SANs were carefully selected at the committee’s 123rd meeting held on July 4 in Abuja.
Those that made the cut as SANs include the Director General of the Nigerian Law School, Olanrewaju Onadeko, and the Secretary of the 2014 National Conference, Valerie Azinge.
Nnamso Udo Ekanem, Prof. Mohammed Tabiu, Olufunke Abimbola Agbor, Olusola Oladimeji Ojutalayo, Richard Ayodele Akintunde, Oyesoji Gbolahan Oyeleke, James Njeze Ikeyi, Elisha Yakubu Kura and Adewunmi Ogunsanya also made the list.
Others are Olatubosun Olanipekun, Kalu Ikwuonwu Umeh, Adewale Sunday Adesokan, Andrew Igboekwe, Fredson, Alexander Okoli, Olaseni Adio, Olasheni Ibiwoye, Abdulakeem Mustapha, Uba Ekpezu Ukweni, Edward Pwajok and Chukwu Omaka.
Mr. Saleh said they would be inaugurated on September 19.
He also said 131 lawyers applied for the conferment of the rank while 55 were shortlisted at the end of which 22 of them got the nod of the committee to move to the Inner Bar.