Legal Profession Requires Reorientation of Members To Recover Its Pride of Place In Society — Y.C. Maikyau SAN
The Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association Welfare Committee, Yakubu Chonoko Maikyau SAN has observed that for legal practitioners to take their pride of place in society, the reorientation of members of the professjon with respect to their primary calling as Ministers in the Temple of Justice is crucial.
Maikyau made this observation while speaking as a Discussant at the Annual Law Week of the Ikorodu Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association themed ‘Nation Building: Our Collective Responsibility’.
According to him, “crucial to the resurgence of the prime of place that legal practitioners enjoy in our society is the reorientation of members of the profession with respect to their primary calling as Ministers in the Temple of Justice.”
He further noted that as much as earning a fee is important to lawyers, it cannot be promoted over and above the course of Justice.
The Learned Silk further advocated for lawyers to continue to represent the profession as good ambassadors even beyond the walls of court rooms up to their various endeavors, including politics and governance in order to reclaim our perception in the eyes of the larger society.
Maikyau also thanked the Ikorodu Branch of the NBA for inviting him to the program and the privilege of being made a discussant.
As Chairman of the Welfare Committee of the NBA he used the opportunity to urge members of the Branch to key into the present NHIS scheme of the NBA whilst seizing the opportunity to present NHIS access cards to some of the beneficiaries from the branch. The learned silk was warmly received by the Executive Committee of the branch and members who enthusiastically took pictures and interacted with him on many issues.