Legal Year Commencement at Court of Appeal: A Gathering of Dignitaries

Dignitaries Gather for Court of Appeal’s 2023/2024 Legal Year Commencement

The commencement of the 2023/2024 legal year of the Court of Appeal saw a gathering of dignitaries and government officials at a special court session on Monday.

The ceremony, a long-standing tradition, provided an opportunity for the legal community to mark the beginning of the new legal year and reflect on the achievements and challenges of the previous year.

Prominent Attendees

Among the notable attendees were the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike; the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF), Lateef Fagbemi (SAN); and former Minister of Justice, Kanu Agabi, SAN.

The presence of these high-profile officials highlighted the significance of the event.

Legal Community Representation

The legal community was well-represented at the session, with the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, in attendance.

The event also welcomed retired Chief Justices of the Supreme Court, Justices of the Court of Appeal, and Heads of Courts.

This gathering of legal luminaries emphasized the importance of the occasion.

Dignitaries from the Legislative Branch

The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Benjamin Kalu, and the Chairman of the House Committee on Judiciary, Oluwole Oke, were among the dignitaries from the legislative branch who graced the ceremony.

Their participation added depth to the event.

Legal Associations and Senior Advocates

The President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Yakubu Maikyau, and Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) were part of the distinguished guests, underscoring the legal community’s involvement and commitment to the proceedings.

Tradition and Reflection

The legal year commencement at the Court of Appeal is a time-honored tradition that not only inaugurates the new legal year but also offers a platform for justices and legal professionals to reflect on past accomplishments and challenges.

It serves as a bridge between the legal community’s achievements and the opportunities that lie ahead in the legal landscape.

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