Rivers AG, Prof Adangor, Anga Elevated To Silk

Rivers State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Professor Zacchaeus Adangor has been sworn in as a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).

Also sworn in with 70 other lawyers as new Senior Advocate of Nigeria by the Legal Practitioners Privilege Committee in November was Mr Lawrence Fubara Anga, a top Rivers lawyer based in Lagos.

Anga, a graduate of Yale and Cambridge universities is the Director, Council on Legal Education of the Nigerian Law School.

Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, led a delegation from the State that attended the inauguration ceremony which was held at the Supreme Court, Abuja on Monday.

A total of 137 lawyers were shortlisted for the esteemed rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria. But, 72 only, were successful.

Prof Adangor was shortlisted as one of the academic applicants, following his numerous academic publication as a professor of law.

Governor Wike was accompanied by the Rivers State chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Ambassador Desmond Akawor and his predecessor, Brother Felix Obuah; former Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Austin Opara; Senator Sam Anyanwu, Senator Mao Ohuabunwa, and former Leader of the Rivers State House of Assembly, Dr Chidi Lloyd.

Anga has expressed his gratitude for the prayers and felicitations.

In a thank you message he said, “we pray that we all shall be elevated in different ways and that we are rewarded and recognised for the work of our hands. Most Importantly that we find favour with our creator who makes all things possible. I look forward to when many more of us are accorded this honour and pledge to do all in my power, with God’s grace, to ensure that this happens”. 

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