Afe Babalola Advocates Centralised Law School
Legal Luminary, Aare Afe Babalola has advocated one central law school equipped with up to date facilities for effective training of lawyers and law students.
He made the call in Ado Ekiti while delivering a keynote address at the 2022 Legal Education Summit organized by the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA in collaboration with Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti.
Aare Babalola explained that the existing law schools lacked modern equipment and facilities, saying training of lawyers should be decentralised in line with international best practices to check the dearth of legal system in the country.
In his address, the President, Nigeria Bar Association, Mr Olumide Akpata stressed the need for urgent remodelling of legal services in Nigeria to reflect the 21st-century practice.
In a virtual message to the summit, Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo said the present administration had contributed greatly towards improving legal education in the country.
On his part, Ekiti State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi, represented by the Speaker, Ekiti State House of Assembly, Mr Funminiyi Afuye noted that legal education must be structured in a way that it would attend to the legal needs of the poor and the less privileged.