It was reported that the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Mahmud Muhammad has implored stakeholders in the legal profession to join in the ongoing efforts to flush out all the bad eggs from the judiciary.
He said that this has become necessary to restore the dignity and honour that had been the hallmark of the noble profession in yester years.
This is coming just as a frontline legal luminary, Chief Afe Babalola
(SAN) has recommended that appointments of Senior Advocates should follow the practice in England where the title is awarded to all that are qualified for the rank annually.
Both the CJN and Babalola made the separate calls when they spoke at the commencement of the 48th edition of the Annual Conference of the Nigerian Association of Law Teachers (NALT) in Ado-Ekiti.
Justice Muhammad decried the brazen manner the legal profession has been facing a lot of challenges from within and from without as a result of “bad eggs amongst (some) practicing lawyers, (some Judges) and even from Academics.”
The CJN, who was represented by a Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad said it had become incumbent on all lawyers, Judges, Law teachers and all stakeholders in the legal profession to play significant roles in sanitising the legal profession.