The Body of Senior Advocates of Nigeria (BOSAN) has congratulated the Chairman of the Council of Legal Education (CLE), Chief Emeka Ngige SAN on his appointed by the Body of Benchers as a Life Bencher.

CITY LAWYER recalls that Ngige was last week elevated to the exclusive class of Life Benchers by the body at its recent quarterly meeting in Abuja.

In a letter obtained by CITY LAWYER and signed by BOSAN’s Secretary, Mr. Olumide Sofowora SAN, the body stated that “The conferment is indeed a worthy recognition of your distinctive legal career and excellence in the legal profession in Nigeria. All our members rejoice with you on your appointment.”

Continuing, BOSAN wrote: “We note with admiration that you have made remarkable contributions to our legal jurisprudence and that you have always provided invaluable leadership in the affairs of the legal profession. Your membership of key positions in the legal profession, which attest to this fact, include that of Chairman, Council of Legal Education since 2019 till date, vibrant membership of BOSAN, membership of the Body of Benchers, membership of the Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee from 2020 till date.”

Saying that it salutes Ngige’s “indomitable passion for public service in other aspects of our national life,” the elite body of senior lawyers noted that he has “always been exceptional in your philanthropic interventions which has manifested in the donations to the Nigerian Law School.”

The body urged the respected Bar Leader to “continue your good works and pray that the Almighty God will grant you many more years of invaluable service to our profession and the nation.”

A highly decorated senior lawyer and consummate litigator who is also a Director of Nigeria’s largest airline, Air Peace Airline Limited, CITY LAWYER recalls that Ngige was in October 2022 awarded the national honour of Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR) by Nigeria’s President in recognition of his contributions to the legal profession and national development.

Aside from numerous other accolades, Ngige was also honoured by the Rivers State Government with its highest award of “Grand Service Star of Rivers State” (GSSRS) in recognition of his contributions to the berthing of the Dr. Nabo Graham Douglas Campus of the Nigerian Law School in Port Harcourt.

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