Lalong lauds senate for bill on additional campuses for law school


The Plateau state governor, Mr. Simon Lalong has commended the senate for passing a bill seeking to establish six additional law school campuses across the country.
In a statement on Wednesday in Jos by his spokesman, Makut Macham, Lalong said if the bill is also passed by the house of representatives and assented to, by the president, it will address the challenges facing the existing six law school campuses.
The additional campuses approved by the senate are to be established in Kabba, Kogi state, Maiduguri Borno state, Argungu Kebbi state, Jos, Plateau state, Okija Anambra, Orogun, Delta state and Ifaki, Ekiti state.
Lalong said Plateau is a home of learning supported by good weather, hospitable people and enough infrastructure to support the institution
“I strongly commend the senate for this decision and the choice of Plateau State as a host of one of the new campuses.
“This is a right choice considering that Plateau has been a leading producer of lawyers in Nigeria with the University of Jos churning out many graduates, who have gone ahead to make the nation proud on the Bench, the Bar and other sectors.
” Only recently, we finalised plans to establish a new Law Faculty at the Plateau State University Bokkos to expand the training of lawyers in the State and nation at large,” he said .
According to Lalong, the establishment of more law schools will also strengthen the training of Nigerian legal professionals and reduce the challenges experienced by law graduates in getting admitted to the six existing Law Schools.
The governor said he was optimistic that President Muhammadu Buhari will not hesitate to give his assent to the amended law.


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