by Christiana Gokyo, Jos
The Plateau State Government has welcomed the decision of the Nigerian Senate to create a Campus of the Nigerian Law School in Plateau State as it passed the Bill amending the Legal Education Act to create 6 new campuses across the country.
While appreciating the development, the state governor, Simon Lalong, applauded that, “The decision by the Senate is highly commendable, as it will further strengthen the training of Nigerian legal professionals and reduce the challenges faced by law graduates in attending the Law School, which is a prerequisite for call to the Bar.”
He commended the Senate for this decision and the choice of Plateau State as a host of one of the new campuses, adding, “This is a right choice, considering the fact 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 in the Bench, the Bar and other sectors.”
The governor noted thus: “Only recently, we finalized 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.”
While expressing optimism that President Muhammadu Buhari will not hesitate to give his assent to the amended law, Lalong assured that Plateau State is ready to host the new Law School Campus as it is a home of learning supported by good weather, hospitable people and enough infrastructures to support the Institution.
He also commended Senate President, Dr. Ahmad Lawan, the leadership and entire members of the Senate; Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters; as well as the sponsor of the Bill, Senator Smart Adeyemi, for doing the needful to pass the amendment creating the new Law School campuses.
He equally expressed joy that the efforts of his administration in working assiduously to restore peace to the State are yielding positive results, as Plateau is now substantially peaceful, which has continued to attract not only investors and visitors, but also federal projects and institutions.
It could be recalled that the Federal Government last year approved the establishment of the Federal Polytechnic Ny’ak, Shendam; Karl Kumm University Vom; ANAN University Kwall; and most recently the Federal University of Education Pankshin.