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J.S Okutepa SAN, Others Appointed Chambers of Court Patrons in PAAU

Some reputable Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) have been made patrons of the four chambers of the Moot Court of Prince Abubakar Audu University, Ayingba (PAAU). This appointment was made at the 1-day career/mentorship program that took place at the Faculty of Law, PAAU, on Saturday, 29 July, 2023. This appointment was made by Mr Jibrin Okutepa, SAN at the request of the dean of the faculty.

The faculty had sometime in 2021 established four chambers of the moot court to be headed by the students, to enable them properly participate in mooting competitions and ultimately to hone their advocacy skills. The students are to shared into the four chambers which are the Equity chamber, Liberty chamber, Lincoln chamber and Juris consult chamber, where they are to serve as lawyers/attorneys for hypothetical cases that comes before the moot court; however, the chambers due some technicalities have not been able to carry out this function.

At the mentorship program, the Dean of the Law faculty, Prof. Enemaku Obaje requested that Mr Jibrin Okutepa, a guest speaker at the program appoints some competent senior advocates to serve as patrons of the chambers. The senior advocate appointed four SANs namely- Johnson Usman, Anthony Malik, Mustapha Ibrahim, Muizudeen Abdullahi,  he then appointed himself grand patron of the four chambers.

He asked the dean to ensure that a mooting competition is organized in the faculty quarterly and as the grand patron, he pledged to foot the bills of the competition. He promised to reward the best advocate and best dressed student in the competition with one hundred thousand naira each. He also presented the sum of five hundred thousand naira to Law Students Association of Nigeria (LAWSA), PAAU chapter.

Mr Ibrahim, one of the patrons present at the program presented two hundred thousand naira cash to LAWSAN, PAAU.  He also guaranteed the students of having a good time with him as their patron in whatever chamber he is subsequently assigned to.

Mr Abdullahi, though not physically present, sent his goodwill virtually. He also, promised to reward the students with the best result in each level with a scholarship worth their school fee effective from next session.

The students have expressed their joy and excitement at the monetary awards provided by the patrons.

“It will make me want to participate more and encourage everyone to participate in one way or the other and that way the faculty grows better”, said Deborah Amodu, a 200-level student.

Covenant Yusuf, a first year student of the faculty expressed her excitement.

“I felt very happy, I felt particularly encouraged because normally nobody spurs you to do more except your family, but then this was somebody ahead, somebody I looked up to personally. I am particularly grateful and happy for the opportunity to be here and to do more”.

Some reputable Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) have been made patrons of the four chambers of the Moot Court of Prince Abubakar Audu University, Ayingba (PAAU). This appointment was made at the 1-day career/mentorship program that took place at the Faculty of Law, PAAU, on Saturday, 29 July, 2023. This appointment was made by Mr Jibrin Okutepa, SAN at the request of the dean of the faculty.

The faculty had sometime in 2021 established four chambers of the moot court to be headed by the students, to enable them properly participate in mooting competitions and ultimately to hone their advocacy skills. The students are to shared into the four chambers which are the Equity chamber, Liberty chamber, Lincoln chamber and Juris consult chamber, where they are to serve as lawyers/attorneys for hypothetical cases that comes before the moot court; however, the chambers due some technicalities have not been able to carry out this function.

At the mentorship program, the Dean of the Law faculty, Prof. Enemaku Obaje requested that Mr Jibrin Okutepa, a guest speaker at the program appoints some competent senior advocates to serve as patrons of the chambers. The senior advocate appointed four SANs namely- Johnson Usman, Anthony Malik, Mustapha Ibrahim, Muizudeen Abdullahi,  he then appointed himself grand patron of the four chambers.

He asked the dean to ensure that a mooting competition is organized in the faculty quarterly and as the grand patron, he pledged to foot the bills of the competition. He promised to reward the best advocate and best dressed student in the competition with one hundred thousand naira each. He also presented the sum of five hundred thousand naira to Law Students Association of Nigeria (LAWSA), PAAU chapter.

Mr Ibrahim, one of the patrons present at the program presented two hundred thousand naira cash to LAWSAN, PAAU.  He also guaranteed the students of having a good time with him as their patron in whatever chamber he is subsequently assigned to.

Mr Abdullahi, though not physically present, sent his goodwill virtually. He also, promised to reward the students with the best result in each level with a scholarship worth their school fee effective from next session.

The students have expressed their joy and excitement at the monetary awards provided by the patrons.

“It will make me want to participate more and encourage everyone to participate in one way or the other and that way the faculty grows better”, said Deborah Amodu, a 200-level student.

Covenant Yusuf, a first year student of the faculty expressed her excitement.

“I felt very happy, I felt particularly encouraged because normally nobody spurs you to do more except your family, but then these are people ahead, people I look up to personally. I am particularly grateful and happy for the opportunity to be here and to do more”.

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