An online news magazine Sokoto Facts” has just announced that Barrister Sulaiman Usaman who is one of the 30 persons conferred with the rank of SAN yesterday is the first that Sokoto State would ever produce.
Barrister Sulaiman Usman who is the current Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice Sokoto State, becomes the first Sokoto born lawyer to be elevated to the position of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).
Also on the list is Lagos lawyer, Festus Keyamo, the Director-General of the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, four academics, one female, Mrs Oluwatoyin Ajoke Bahorun and other practising lawyers.
Also some lawyers approved were the Attorney-General of Kwara State, Mr Lamaldeen Adeyemi Ajibade and a former DG of the National Copyrights Commission, Professor Adebambo Adewopo.
So far, one hundred and fifty-six lawyers applied, 72 were shortlisted and only 30 were approved by the NJC.
Source: Sokoto Facts
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