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Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State on Saturday congratulated the four illustrious sons of the state just elevated to the prestigious rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Concise News reports.

In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Onogwu Muhammed in Lokoja, Bello also congratulated Oyetola and the good people of Osun for the election victory at the Supreme Court.

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The new Senior Advocates are Mr Usman Ogwu Sule, Mr Abdullahi Haruna, Mr Alhassan Akeje and Mr Ayo Asala.

Bello attributed their elevation to hard work, dedication and commitment to duty while challenging them to further enrich the legal profession with their commitment to the pursuit of justice.

He expressed confidence in the ability of the new Senior Advocates to further consolidate on their past track records which had earned them the highly-respected status as SAN.

The governor further urged them to continue to distinguish themselves in the legal profession and bear the flag of the state with pride as they had demonstrated over the years.

He advised the legal luminaries to see their elevation as a challenge to make more remarkable impacts in the legal profession.

The Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee recently elevated 38 Nigerian lawyers as senior advocates.

The Supreme Court committee named the new senior lawyers at its 138th meeting which held on July 4.

The body meets annually to promote lawyers to the highly-coveted status that often confers special privileges to holders, including prioritised call of their cases.

The new senior lawyers, whose promotion would be confirmed in September, include Nigeria’s solicitor-general, Dayo Apata, and rights activist, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa.