The trio of Kwara’s Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Salman Jawondo, Barrister Adeola Omotunde and A professor of Law, Abdulrasheed Ijaodola have been shortlisted alongside 132 others for the prestigious SAN award by the Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee.
This was made known by the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court of Nigeria on Wednesday.
According to Mrs. Hajjo Bello, the Acting Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court, the public are informed that they are at liberty to comment on the integrity, reputation, and competence of the shortlisted candidates.
“However, any complaint(s) presented to the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee must be accompanied with a verifying affidavit deposed to before a court of record.
“Please be informed that in relation to paragraph 12(2) of the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee Guidelines 2018, 12 copies of such comments or complaints must be received at the office of the Legal Practitioners’Privileges Committee not later than 4 pm on Tuesday, September 28, 2021”, she said.
Salman Jawondo, who is from Asa Local Government Area, was born on the 21st of September, 1964 and attended the University of Lagos where he bagged his law degree in 1989. He was a former Chairman and Publicity secretary of the Ilorin Branch of the Nigeria Bar Association.
Dr. Adeola Omotunde Rasaq, a 1999 graduate of the University of Ilorin, is from Ora, Ifelodun LGA of Kwara State. He joined the Wole Olanipekun & co shortly after his call to bar and rose to become the head of the Ilorin Chamber in 2007, after which he established his own chamber, Adeola Omotunde & co in 2007. He has a PhD in Law.
Abdulrasheed Ijaodola, from Offa LGA of Kwara State, was called to the bar in 1984. He bagged his law degree from the University of Lagos and has a PhD in Christian Religious Studies alongside two other PhD degrees in Property Law and Electoral Law. He is the current Dean of Law, Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo State.349