Posted by News Express | 13 July 2015 | 3,480 times
National Legal Adviser of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Dr. Muiz Banire, has appealed to his family, friends and well wishers who have started placing congratulatory adverts in the media over his recent elevation to the prestigious rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN to stop such immediately in deference to the rules of the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee (LPPC).
Banire, who is in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, in a statement issued yesterday said his attention has been drawn to efforts by his friends and well wishers to place advertisements to congratulate him.
“I want to sincerely express my appreciation to all those who have placed or planning to place congratulatory messages in my honour in the media. At the same time, I want to plead with them to stop such immediately as the rules of LPPC are against such at this stage.
“They can re channel their resources for other noble and kind-hearted ventures at this time or wait till after the September swearing in of the newly elevated lawyers including me. Once again, it's in the interest of their love for me and our relationship to stop any form of congratulatory advertisements for me now,” he said.
Banire is one of the 21 lawyers on the list of new Senior Advocates of Nigeria released by the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court and Secretary of the LPPC, Ahmed Gambo Saleh last Friday. They’re expected to be sworn in at the commencement of the new legal year on September 21, 2015.
•Photo shows Banire.
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