The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Muhammad yesterday challenged six other Justices of the Supreme Court, Justices of the Court of Appeal, Judges of High Courts, Professors of Law, Chief Mike Ozekhome, Chief Chris Uche as well as other Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SANs), who belong to the Nigeria Law School set of 1981 to come up with “tangible project” that will benefit society.
The CJN predicated the call on the grounds that the set had not only succeeded exceedingly but said it was the set most favoured by God Almighty and as such must do something to appreciate God and the society which gave them the opportunity.
Justice Muhammad gave the charge in his speech on behalf of the 1981 set at a get-together party to commemorative the 40th anniversary of the 1981 set Call-to-Bar.
He said the set which boast of the highest number of Justices from the Supreme Court to other lower courts, SANs, academia and other human endeavours must, “come together” and “look for a project that will bear the name of the class of 1981 set” so as to make a place in history.
He said, “Let us think of something very important to the legal profession and Nigeria in general.”
According to the CJN such project which could be for the law school or the universities must be, “something tangible that society will appreciate.”
While stating that God had blessed each and every member of the set fantastically, the CJN remarked that it was also comforting and commendable that no member of the set have been found wanting.
He, therefore, charged the group to keep the bound of unity and not hesitate to lend a helping hand to one another when the need arises.