Osinbajo Tasks Lawyers On Integrity

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo
Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has urged lawyers in the country to always uphold the virtues of integrity and accountability in order to make positive impact in the society.

Osinbajo gave the charge at the inauguration of the Nigerian Bar Association House in Abuja on Friday, saying that the legal profession has the potential to save Nigeria from its troubles.

He added that lawyers had the capacity to make meaningful inputs in the realisation of good governance in the country.

“I believe that our profession has a lot to offer our nation, especially in its most difficult times,” the Vice President said.

“The most important aspect of that is integrity; our profession must demonstrate that we are capable of teaching integrity in this land.

“People should believe us for what we say we are; we must bear in mind that everyone is looking at us and that we are the example not just for our profession but for the entire country.”

Osinbajo commended the leadership of the Bar Association for its unity of purpose in ensuring that the Bar House was not abandoned by successive administrations.






     

     

    “One of the important lessons we have seen in this edifice is the power of unity from Mr. Olisa Agbakoba to the Presidency of Augustine Alegeh.

    “We see the completion of the building which by every account is possibly one of the most important edifices in this city of Abuja.

    “It is a building that demonstrates the unity of the legal profession; it demonstrates our capacity to start and to finish, which is by itself a very rare thing in this part of the world,” the vice president stated.

    He said the completion of the building is a good example not just for the legal profession but for the nation as a whole.

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