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Akeredolu’s contributions to legal profession inspirational, ex-justice minister says

Mr Kayode said this during a special court service held in honour of Mr Akeredolu by the Ondo judiciary on Wednesday in Akure.

• February 21, 2024
AKEREDOLU’S COFFIN [Credit: Punch Newspaper]

A former attorney general of the federation and justice minister, Adetokunbo Kayode, says the contributions of deceased Governor Rootimi Akeredolu to the legal profession are an inspiration to members of the bar.

Mr Kayode said this during a special court service held in honour of Mr Akeredolu by the Ondo judiciary on Wednesday in Akure.

He said the late legal icon would be remembered and cherished in the profession.

Mr Kayode added, “Aketi’s contributions to the legal profession, as a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), a life bencher, and his service first as attorney general of Ondo state and later as governor of Ondo state, will be remembered and cherished.

“Having attained the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Oluwarotimi Akeredolu exemplified excellence and professionalism in the practice of law. He served as an inspiration for many aspiring lawyers and a role model for colleagues within the NBA.

“Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN left a lasting impact on the legal profession through his dedicated service to the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).”

 The former minister explained that Mr Akeredolu, the 24th president of the NBA, served the association with commitment and integrity.

“Akeredolu’s tireless efforts toward the advancement of the legal community are commendable. His expertise and guidance helped shape the legal profession,” the ex-justice minister added.

Mr Kayode also said Mr Akeredolu made significant contributions to national security by establishing the Western Nigeria Security Network, codenamed Amotekun Corps.

He said that the security championed by the former governor aimed to enhance security and safeguard the lives and properties of the people in the state, in the South-West and Nigeria.


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