Jegede: Law school opens con­do­lence reg­is­ter in cam­puses

Daily Trust - - LAW -

The Nige­rian Law School has opened con­do­lence reg­is­ters in all its cam­puses for its for­mer Di­rec­tor Gen­eral (DG), Chief John Kay­ode Jegede (SAN).

Jegede, who died last Wed­nes­day, was the fifth head of the school and ran the in­sti­tu­tion as its first Di­rec­tor Gen­eral for nine years and re­tired in Septem­ber 2004.

Pres­i­dent of the Nige­rian Bar As­so­ci­a­tion (NBA) Okey Wali SAN in his con­do­lence mes­sage said that Mr. Jegede was a very good man, gen­tle, hum­ble, soft spo­ken and very unas­sum­ing. He taught Law of Ev­i­dence at the Nige­rian Law School as a lec­turer/sec­re­tary of the Coun­cil of Le­gal Ed­u­ca­tion.

“I also had the priv­i­lege of work­ing closely with him as a rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the NBA dur­ing his ten­ure as the DG of the NLS. He was a quin­tes­sen­tial ad­min­is­tra­tor and the his­tory of the Nige­rian Law School and in­deed the le­gal pro­fes­sion in Nigeria can never be com­plete with­out the name of Mr. Kay­ode Jegede, SAN,” he said.

A Se­nior Ad­vo­cate of Nigeria (SAN) Malam Yusuf Ali, said Jegede was the Sec­re­tary of the Law School when he was a stu­dent there.

“He be­came a SAN when he left the school and was a gen­tle­man par ex­cel­lence. He was some­one we all re­spected. He car­ried him­self well. Nigeria will miss him greatly be­cause he served the coun­try well,” Ali said.

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