His Highness the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Lamido Sanusi has praised President Akufo-Addo for his agenda to transform the country.
In his address at the Nigerian Bar Association’s 58th Annual General Conference in Abuja, Muhammadu Lamido Sanusi, who was the chairman for the occasion showered praises on Akufo-Addo.
According to him, the continent was proud to have a leader who was interested in championing transformational change.
“We are proud to know that we have leaders like you on the African continent” he said.
His Highness the Emir of Kano further noted that the growth and development that the continent seeks can only be achieved if more persons emulated the Akufo-Addo kind of leadership.
“We believe that as more like you step up to show that leadership, we believe that the hope the we have for African growth and development is not misplaced,” the Emir said.
Still at the Nigerian Bar Association’s 58th Annual General Conference in Abuja, President Akufo-Addo, who was the keynote speaker admonished lawyers on the African continent to stop dragging cases to make money off their clients.
According to the President, lawyers across the continent have a duty to employ the knowledge of the law to assist the State to fight poverty on the African continent and not to use their knowledge of the law and it’s technicalities to make money at the expense of their clients and the Nation at large.
“As we can say that we have a lot to be proud of in the role played by lawyers in trying to promote democracy in our countries, it is also true that we have not always done ourselves proud. The sad truth is that there have always been lawyers ready to find a way to justify some negative developments no matter how bizarre. It is not surprising, however, that sometimes, our profession has attracted the most cynical of comments,” the President said.
He added that “outside literature, it is not uncommon in everyday life to hear disparaging comments on the legal profession, our fees charged being the regular source of unhappiness or the judicial process that many feel does not deliver justice to them.”