No parent, guardian or well-wisher of any prospective Lawyer will be at the sideline to cheer their wards up as The Body of Benchers has barred them from attending the call-to-bar ceremony of the new Lawyers scheduled to hold in Abuja on September 15.
The body stated in a notice on Tuesday that only “aspirants” would be allowed into the venue of the upcoming ceremony in line with COVID-19 safety measures.
According to the notice signed by the Secretary of Body of Benchers, Mrs. H. A. Turaki, the ceremony would physically hold at the Eagle Square but would be broadcast live on national television.
Patmos Media Line could not ascertain whether the body will provide a screen for desperate parents and well-wishers who may have traveled into Abuja around the venue.
The notice read, “Notice to call to Bar ceremonies for the January 2020 Bar final examination (2019/2020) backlog set.
“This is to notify members of the Body of Benchers and aspirants to the Bar that the call to Bar ceremonies for candidates in the January 2020 Bar final examination is scheduled as follows:
“Date: Tuesday 15th September, 2020
“Time: 10am prompt
“Venue: Eagle Square, Abuja
Those to be called to bar are the successful candidates who sat the January 2020 Bar final examination of the Nigerian Law School.
The Body of Benchers which regulates the admission of successful law students into the legal profession, until this time, used to give each aspiring lawyers the privilege of inviting two persons to attend the call to bar ceremony.