With immense pride and great joy, I extend my heartfelt congratulations to all the new lawyers successfully admitted to the Bar after passing their final examinations.
Today, you have embarked on a new chapter in your career. You have officially become members of the legal fraternity, entrusted with the solemn duty of upholding the principles of justice, ethics, and the rule of law in our beloved country, Nigeria. The call to the Bar is not just a ceremony but a rite of passage that signifies your commitment to the noble law profession.
I would like to express my most profound respect and admiration for the hard work, dedication, and perseverance that have brought you to this moment. Becoming a lawyer is arduous, demanding unwavering determination and the pursuit of knowledge and wisdom. Your successful completion of the Bar Finals Examinations is a testament to your resilience, intelligence, and steadfast commitment to the principles of justice and the rule of law.
I must also recognize and applaud the support and encouragement provided by your families, friends, mentors, and teachers who have guided you on this journey. Their contributions have played a vital role in your achievements, and I encourage you to express your gratitude to them.
The legal profession carries with it immense responsibilities, as well as the potential to bring about positive change in society. As lawyers, you have the power to advocate for justice, protect the rights and liberties of individuals, and contribute to our nation’s betterment. You must embrace these responsibilities with integrity, professionalism, and dedication.
The Nigerian Bar Association, under my leadership, remains committed to supporting you throughout your legal career. We provide guidance, resources, and a solid network to assist you in your professional journey. I encourage you to become actively involved in the legal community, to continue your legal education, and to always strive for excellence in your practice.
The legal profession is not just a job; it is a calling. It is a vocation dedicated to the service of justice, the promotion of the rule of law, and the protection of the rights of all individuals. I am confident that each of you will uphold these ideals and make meaningful contributions to our legal community and society.
Once again, congratulations on your admission to the Bar. I am excited to see your positive impact on our profession and our nation. The Nigerian Bar Association is here to support you every step of the way, and I look forward to witnessing your growth and achievements as a legal practitioner.
Warmest regards and best wishes for a prosperous and fulfilling legal journey.
Mr. Yakubu Chonoko Maikyau, OON, SAN
President Nigerian Bar Association.
For Advert Inquiries & News/Article Publishing