The Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies is to holds its 2018 edition of Founders Day lecture.
The Lecture is Scheduled to hold on Tuesday, 27th March, 2018 at the Andrew Otutu Obaseki Auditorium of the National Judicial Institute Abuja, at 10 am.
The theme of the lecture is “TOWARDS ELECTION INTEGRITY IN 2019: CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS”.
This year’s edition of Founders Day Lecture will be Delivered by Professor Attahiru Jega, Pro-Chancellor Plateau State University, Former Chairman of the (INEC) and Former Vice-Chancellor Bayero University of Kano.
The purpose of the lecture is to fulfil the vision of the Founding fathers of the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies which was to develop a world class institution and the nucleus of legal scholarship in Africa.
This vision, which has been institutionalized through statute has been nurtured over the years by staff and management of the institute. For the past 37 years, the Institute has set aside a day in honour of its Founding fathers through this platform.
The Founders’ Day lecture is an opportunity to revisit the dreams of our founding fathers and critically examine NIALS fidelity to its statutory mandate. It is a day of special tribute to those who have steadfastly and with passion have delivered the mandate of the Institute through their service to the Institute.
The institute has in the previous editions, had some distinguished personalities deliver the Founders’ Day Lecture such as Professor B.O Nwabueze, SAN, The Honourable Justice A.G Karbi-whyte (JSC Rtd); Late Chief Bola Ige, SAN, Former Attorney General of the Federation, Late Professor Ian Brownlie, C.B.E, Q.C of Oxford University, Professor Ademola Popoola Legal Scholar and Dean, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife; Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji , President of the International Criminal Court, Hague; Hon. Justice (Prof.) Otieno–Odek, JCA & Director of Judiciary Training Institute (JTI), Kenya.
This year’s Lecture will be Delivered by Professor Attahiru Jega, Pro-Chancellor Plateau State University, Former Chairman of the (INEC) and Former Vice-Chancellor Bayero University of Kano.