The Nigerian Bar Association, Badagry Branch(Heritage Bar) honour Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun (SAN)(NPOM), former Vice-Chancellor of Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo in appreciation of his contribution to the academic community and the society at large.
The NBA, Badagry branch launched its maiden edition of their branch journal in honour of Fagbohun, a renowned Professor of Environmental Law and administration per excellence.
Titled of the Journal: The Heritage Bar Journal, “A Review of Contemporary Legal Issues in Nigeria”.
Mr Mohammed Sodipo, Chairman, NBA, Badagry branch said this at the dinner/journal launch of a journal on Thursday at National Postgraduate Medical College, Ijanikin, Lagos.
The theme of the dinner lecture was: “Legal Professional Fee, Economic Prosperity and Social Stability For Lawyers; any missing link”.
Sodipo said that the maiden publication was in appreciation of a man of honour, who had seen it all in his chosen career, a caring and cheerful leader.
” Fagbohun is an astute Prof. of Environmental Law, administrator per-excellence and consummate bar man whose indelible achievement as Vice-Chancellor of LASU will always stand the test of time.
“Fagbohun is not just a name bust testimonies to his contributions to the development of legal jurisprudence both in Nigeria and diaspora.
“The choice of Prof. L.F as fondly called by his associates is not by accident but by his antecedent as a conscious Apostle of peace, social justice and source of happiness to mankind,” he said.
Sodipo said that the theme was to examine the professional fees being charged by lawyers and how same affect them economically.
“Lawyers today are victims of circumstance with respect to charges as clients are not ready and willing to pay the professional fee being charged by lawyers.
“The ridiculous professional fee being charged by some lawyers who believe anything goes is killing the profession.
“We need to wake up from our slumber and rescue the profession as non-lawyers and quacks are now feeding fat at the expense of lawyers,” he said.
In his response, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun (SAN) said that the honour had given him an imputes to do more wherever he found himself.
Fagbohun added that it was a further nudge that wherever I go, I should see it as a call to duty and strife for the best.
“What LASU project for five years taught me is that governance is easy when you open yourself to others by not seeing it as an opportunity to Lord the minor.
“All through my tenure in LASU, I never saw myself as Lord of the minor, I gave the same respect to both professors and cleaners because there is dignity in labour.
“I urge us all to maintain standards and make a difference in our little space, so many will follow and support the standard,” he said.
Fagbohun expressed his gratitude and overwhelming feelings towards the honour been given by the heritage bar.
“I pray this branch keeps waxing strong and grow from strength to strength.
“I am deeply grateful to the chairman of this occasion, Justice O.J Bamgbose, Judge of Ogun State High Court, executive members of NBA, Badagry branch and members,” he said.