RIVERS STATE EXECUTIVE ENDORSES CONSTRUCTION OF NEW CAMPUS FOR THE NIGERIAN LAW SCHOOL IN PORT HARCOURT.
Written by miebaka ikiriko on June 28, 2021
The Rivers State Executive Council has approved the offer made by the State government to build, furnish and deliver a new campus of the Nigerian Law School in Port Harcourt to the Council of Legal Education.
It has also approved and authorized the State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice to sign a Memorandum of Understanding, MOU with the Council of Legal Education specifying all the conditions that lead to the approval of the State Government to undertake the construction of the campus of the Nigerian Law School in Port Harcourt.
The State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Professor Zacchaeus Adangor disclosed this while briefing Journalists after the State Executive Council Meeting presided over by the State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike at Government House, Port Harcourt.
Professor Adangor noted that the approval by council was in fulfillment of one of the conditions set out by the Council of Legal Education as prerequisite for granting the state government the approval to establish the Law School Campus in Port Harcourt.
The State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice spotlighted the processes that led to the approval by the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, for the establishment of a Nigerian Law School Campus in Port Harcourt, emphasizing that the campus will increase the chances of qualified applicants seeking admission into Nigerian Law School, reestablish the state on the map as a center of excellence in legal education and stimulate economic activities in the state.
While recalling that the previous administration in the state rejected an earlier offer made to the state government to establish a campus of the Nigerian Law School for inexplicable reason, Professor Adangor said with the approval, Governor Wike has redeemed the injustice done to the people of Rivers State by the previous administration by having a campus of the Nigerian Law School sited in Port Harcourt.
He assured that when fully operational, the Port Harcourt campus of the Nigerian Law School will be the best of the existing Law School campuses in the country and law students will scramble to be posted to the campus.