Nigerian Lawyers can no longer speak GOOD English?

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Lawyer with wig: Phot credit News.com

Apparently, Nigerian Lawyers don’t speak good English anymore and it is so embarrassing that Justice Ishaq Bello, acting Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, is advocating for continuous English education for them.

At the launch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) stamp and affinity products on Wednesday, Bello said that it was becoming rather irritating for lawyers to appear before a judge and continuously mix up their tenses in trying to present their cases.

He observed that the declining standard of lawyers could be noticed in the quality of legal practice, where a lawyer stands from the bar saying “I didn’t did it” or “I saw them passes”.

He urged the leadership of the NBA to do more to further encourage the continued education of lawyers, saying the trend was becoming quite irritating.

“All lawyers must go through what is called Language Usage Course (LUC); all lawyers must be exposed to the dynamics of global evolving legal landscape,” he said.

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