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Falana hails Unilorin's commitment to excellence


Human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has commended the University of Ilorin for its commitment to excellence, urging the management to sustain and improve on the enviable legacy.

Mr. Falana, who gave the commendation penultimate Thursday (July 13, 2017) at the launch of the 22nd edition of The Jurist Journal, an annual publication of the University's Law Students' Society, said that from available records, the Law students of the University are doing well.     

The Senior lawyer, in whose honour this year's edition of the Journal was published, noted further that the University of Ilorin has given a challenge to the nation's academic community to pursue excellence, noting that universities in the country can run successfully on funds generated from TETFund if the laws are monitored and complied with.

Mr. Falana said that the Bill recently passed by the Nigerian Senate, seeking to punish any hospital that rejects victims of gunshot wounds, is a trivial matter and a duplication of existing provisions of the constitution.

Advising the lawmakers to engage in other pressing matters that will add more value to the lives of Nigerians, the legal luminary said that the 1999 Constitution has already provided for a six-months jail term and N100,000 fine as punishment for any hospital that denies admission of a gunshot victim.

In his address, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali (OON), said that the University is blessed with obedient students who have been demonstrating maturity for the past 17 years.

Prof. Ambali, who was represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic), Prof. N. Y. S. Ijaiya, thanked Mr. Femi Falana for his contribution to the development of the country and for accepting the invitation of the Unilorin Law students and for personally attending the presentation of The Jurist in his honour.

The Vice-Chancellor described Mr. Falana as a Senior Advocate with a difference and a voice of the masses, noting that TETFund has contributed immensely to the development of the institution.

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