Senate Approves Establishment of Port Harcourt Law School Campus

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Blessing Ibunge in Port Harcourt The Senate has acknowledged the establishment of the Nabo Graham Douglas Campus of the Nigerian Regulation Faculty as accredited by the Council of Lawful Schooling. In accordance to the assertion by Specific Assistant on Media to the Rivers Point out Governor, the Chairman, the Senate […]

Blessing Ibunge in Port Harcourt

The Senate has acknowledged the establishment of the Nabo Graham Douglas Campus of the Nigerian Regulation Faculty as accredited by the Council of Lawful Schooling.

In accordance to the assertion by Specific Assistant on Media to the Rivers Point out Governor, the Chairman, the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Legal rights and Authorized Matters, Senator Michael Opeyemi Bamidele, mentioned they will pay a visit to the Port Harcourt campus of the Nigerian Legislation University to evaluate ongoing design work.

Bamidele mentioned yesterday , in his opening remark at a community hearing on Lawful Training (Consolidation, Etc) Act L.10, LFN 2004 (Modification) Invoice 2021 (SB 820) at the Senate.

He said the purpose of the invoice is to enhance the justice sector to be in time with traits and exercise as available in other jurisdictions.

“It is instructive to take note that through discussion on the typical principles of the bill at several sittings of the Senate, divergent views had been canvassed by distinguished senators, thereafter myriad of response was stimulated from pertinent stakeholders and member of the public on the rationale of enacting the payments as act of the Nationwide Assembly.

“Consequently, the committee fixed to adopt the legislative system of conducting this general public listening to in purchase to gauge and combination the see position and impression of pertinent stakeholders in our bid to more bolster and enrich the legislative method.”

Senator Smart Adeyemi, who sponsored the bill that is meant to make at least two campuses the Nigerian Regulation Faculty in every geopolitical zone, claimed Port Harcourt campus will not be affected by the amendment.

“There is presently acceptance for a regulation college in Port Harcourt, and that will be accommodated.”

The Rivers State Legal professional Common and Commissioner of Justice, Professor Zacchaeus Adangor, SAN, in a memorandum submitted to the committee, urged the National Assembly to reject the Invoice 2021 as presently constituted, stating that it is oppressive and discriminatory versus the federal government and persons of the condition.

He recalled that during the flag-off ceremony for the building of modern day services at the Yenagoa Campus of the Nigerian Law University by Rivers Condition Govt, Governor Nyesom Wike, had available to build, furnish and hand more than a brand name new campus of the Nigerian Regulation School in Port Harcourt, if offered the approval.

In accordance to him, President Muhammadu Buhari, by way of the Lawyer General and Minister of Justice of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, SAN, experienced consented to the request and do the job has reached progress stage.

“In any party, a regulation is not required to set up new campuses of the Nigerian Legislation University as that workout is purely administrative and the Council of Lawful Training has currently exercised that power with respect to the institution of the Port Harcourt Campus of the Nigerian Legislation School.”

Talking on the proposed establishment of the invoice, Senator Kashim Shettima said Governor Wike has more demonstrated that he thinks in the Nigerian job by investing in the development of a brand new campus of Nigerian Regulation School in Port Harcourt.

“If an individual can singularly create a Regulation Faculty, he who arrives to fairness as you attorneys say, must come with not only cleanse hands, but the ability to add benefit and he (Wike) has included benefit by supplying a Regulation School, and justice and equity desire Regulation Faculty should really be established in Port Harcourt.”

The chairman of Council of Authorized Schooling, Chief Emeka Ngige, noticed that there was an erroneous conception that by creating Port Harcourt campus, the council experienced produced a new Legislation Faculty.

He spelled out that Governor Wike through a pay a visit to to the Yenagoa Campus with the Director General of the Legislation School, had been appalled by the decrepit infrastructure on the campus, and available to develop two hostels and one auditorium, valued at N5 billion.

Ngige said all through the flag-off of the two hostels and auditorium at the Yenagoa campus, Governor Wike had supplied to develop a manufacturer new campus in Port Harcourt if the Council of Lawful Education offers acceptance.

“We didn’t concur there. We experienced to observe because of approach. We went again to our supervising ministry, the Ministry of Justice to table the offer you by His Excellency, the governor. The Minister in turn took it to Mr. President (Muhammadu Buhari) and Mr. President gave his approval. That was how Port Harcourt campus arrived.”

He declared that the establishment of the Port Harcourt campus was devoid of sentiment or politics.

According to him, the Rivers condition govt is presently constructing two motels that will accommodate 1500 individuals, an administrative block, medical centre, lecturers quarters among many others.

Impressed by the infrastructure staying furnished by the Rivers condition federal government, he claimed the Council now has a guideline, tagged the ‘Rivers’ model’, that will be used as a yardstick to settle for or reject any proposal for the institution of any added campus.

Previous Nigerian Bar Association President, Onueze C.J. Okocha, said extant regulation empowers only the Council of Lawful Education and learning to build campuses of the Law University.

According to him, approval for the Port Harcourt adopted by all the mechanism established for these acceptance

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