The Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee (LPPC) has announced former Dean, Faculty of Law at the University of Nigeria, Professor Joy Ezeilo, legal luminaries, Diri Mohammed, Wahab Shittu on the list of 62 lawyers to be elevated to the rank of Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs).
The LPPC is chaired by the chief justice of Nigeria, Olukayode Ariwoola.
Wahab Shittu, Rotimi Oyedepo Sylvanus Tahir are some of the other notable lawyers on the list released on Thursday in a statement issued by chief registrar of the supreme court and secretary of LPPC, Hajo Bello.
Fifty-three of those elevated are in the advocacy category while nine others in the academic category.
The SAN rank is awarded to members of the legal profession who have distinguished themselves as advocates and academics.
Those to be sworn in as SAN in the advocacy category are Mohammed Abubakar, Johnson Omophe, Lawrence Oko-Jaja, Christopher Oshomegie, Sanusi Sai’d, Wahab Shittu, Emmanuel Idemudia, Diri Mohammed, Oladipo Tolani, Ayodeji Omotoso, Chijioke Erondu, Ajoku Obinna, Yakubu Maikasuwa and Henry Omu among others.
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The academics are Prof. Kathleen Okafor, Prof. Muhammed Abdulrazaq, Prof. Amokaye Gabriel, Prof. Ismail Olatunbosun, Prof. Abdullahi Zuru, former Dean, Faculty of Law at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Prof. Joy Ezeilo, Ass/Prof. Theodore Maiyaki, Prof. Olaide Gbadamosi and Ass/Prof. Chimezie Okorie.
The 62 lawyers will be inaugurated on Monday, November 21, 2022.