The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad on Monday swore in 72 new Senior Advocates of Nigeria and also warned against disobeying court orders.
Although the CJN Muhammad is absent from the ceremony, the next most senior Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour represented him and administered oaths to the new SANs.
Rhodes-Vivour speaking at the opening of the 2020/2021 legal year and conferment of the rank of SAN on the 72 lawyers stressed that acts of disobedience to court orders will no longer be tolerated.
He added that Nigerians must respect and observe all the tenets of democracy in order not to turn the country into a lawless society.
The legal practitioners sworn-in as SANs were awarded the rank as a mark of excellence and for having distinguished themselves as Advocates and Academics.
The Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee had earlier in November elevated 72 lawyers to the rank of the SAN.