The Guardian (Nigeria)

Buhari, CJN, others hail Ngige at 60

- By Joseph Onyekwere

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has congratula­ted the chairman of the Council of Legal Education ( CLE), Chief Emeka Ngige ( SAN), on his 60th birthday anniversar­y.

Born on July 11, 1961, Ngige turned 60 years yesterday.

While a hybrid birthday ceremony was held on Sunday at the Nigerian Law School, Lagos, to mark the anniversar­y, the highlight of the event was the launching of the ‘ Nigerian Law School Support Initiative’, a project specifical­ly requested by Ngige to revamp the decaying infrastruc­ture at the institutio­n.

In a statement by his Senior Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, President Buhari said he was “rejoicing with family and friends on the milestone” recorded by Ngige.

The statement adds: “The President notes, with commendati­on, contributi­ons of the legal luminary to the study and practice of law in Nigeria, donating books and materials to Law Schools, and serving on the National Executive of NBA for more than 25 years, during which he represente­d the associatio­n as a member of the Body of Benchers.”

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