To formally usher in the 2022/2023 legal year, the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Olukayode Ariwoola, will inaugurate 62 new Senior Advocates of Nigeria on Monday, November 28, 2022.
A statement by the Supreme Court’s Director of Press and Information, Dr Akande Festus, indicated that the earlier announced date of November 21, 2022, for the ceremony, had to be shifted to November 28, 2022, to accommodate other programmes slated for the court’s new legal year.
The statement read in part, “The Supreme Court commenced its annual vacation after a highly eventful and remarkably successful 2021/2022 legal year on Monday, July 23, 2022. Though the Court had started sitting since September 12, 2022, the new legal year ceremony is now being formally held in line with our tradition.”
As part of the age-long programme, Festus said, “The Honourable Chief Justice of Nigeria will deliver a state-of-the-judiciary address, which is ostensibly to highlight the performance of the Supreme Court, and by extension, the judiciary in the outgoing 2021/2022 legal year.”