Mr Akeem Agbaje, Chairman, Nigeria Bar Association(NBA), Oyo State branch has called for the extension of pupillage to encourage adequate training and field practice.
He made the disclosure at a public lecture organised by the Law Students’ Association of Lead City University in Ibadan on Thursday evening.
Agbaje delivered a lecture entitled ‘Be the lawyer of your dream.’ The legal luminary stated that such extension by a year or two would enhance the capabilities of the young lawyers and their experiences in the practice.
“The educational system and society is not conducive enough for smooth operation but aspiring professionals must strive hard with courage to transform their vision into reality.
“Lawyers should be courageous, hardworking and determined in their bid to be successful. They must ensure strict adherence to professional ethics in their choosen career,” he said.
He charged lawyers to be more informed and develop their mental ability, saying such was the only way they could be relevant and successful. Agbaje, who is aspiring to succeed Gov. Abiola Ajimobi, said his mission in government was to take the state to a the next level.
“The incumbent governor had done his bit. All I need to do is to advance the progress made so far. Government is a continuum and the society would be better for it,” he said.
Earlier, Mr Wale Ojo-Lanre, the President of the associationsaid the lecture was organised to enlighten the student lawyers and prepare them on how to be successful lawyers.