Nigeria’s Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu has urged lawyers to defend the independence of the judiciary and be committed to observance of the rule of law.
He said that any nation not governed by the principle of democracy was bound to collapse.
He called for continued commitment to the cause of the country despite present challenges.
“We must remain committed to the cause of our country, the cause of unity, and the cause of peace. The country belongs to all of us and we are not going to expect anyone to change the course of things for us except ourselves. We must never despair, no matter the situation because ours is a profession that believes in possibilities.
Ekweremadu also eulogised the UNN, particularly the Faculty of Law for working hard to preserve the standard and reputation of the institution despite obvious challenges.
“The very regrettable trend in Nigeria today is that most of our institutions are beginning to decline. But this is one institution we have seen that has grown over the years and the Law Faculty if making much progress,” Ekweremadu concluded.