91-Year-Old Professor Named Among 72 New Senior Advocates Of Nigeria (SAN)

Determination and faith in God seem to have been the guiding principle of a 91-year-old Professor of Law who was on Thursday, October 21, named among 72 lawyers who got the new Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) rank.

The 91-year-old Professor of Law, Professor Ajagbe Toriola Oyewo, who is also a traditional chief in Ibadan, Oyo State, was among the 10 academics who were in the legal profession that were elevated into the prestigious rank. Of all, 72 senior lawyers were elevated to what is referreed to in the legal profession as the ‘Silk.’

The daughter of the new Senior Advocate, Mrs Adekitan Adeagbo, who first announced the elevation of her father on her Facebook wall on Thursday evening, described her father’s elevation at the age of 91 as divine.

Mrs Adeagbo, who works as a broadcaster with the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (BCOS), said: “Congratulations to my father, Professor (Chief) Toriola Ajagbe Oyewo, as he is elevated to the most prestigious rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) at the age of 91.

“Daddy, no doubt, the Lord has been merciful unto you as He preserved you to get to the pinnacle of the profession you have been passionate about. Who says age is a barrier to success in life? This elevation is divine.

“Yours has proven to us that with determination, hardwork, persistence and resilience, among others, the sky is just the begining and not the limit for great successes. I am so proud of you and I promise I shall also make you proud in life.”

She also posted the picture of her and the father which they took together at a social function.

See the list of all the eminent lawyers who also became Senior Advocates here


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