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Ade Adesomoju, Abuja
The Body of Benchers has barred parents, guardians and well-wishers from attending the call to bar ceremony scheduled to hold in Abuja on September 15.
Those to be called to bar are the successful candidates, who sat the January 2020 bar final examination of the Nigerian Law School.
The Body of Benchers, which regulates the admission of successful Law students into the legal profession, until this time, used to give each aspiring lawyers the privilege of inviting two persons to attend the call to bary.
But the body stated in a notice on Tuesday that only the candidates would be allowed into the venue of the upcoming ceremony in line with COVID-19 safety measures.
According to the notice signed by the Secretary of the Body of Benchers, Mrs H. A. Turaki, the ceremony will hold at the Eagles Square and will be broadcast live on national television.
The notice read in part, “The choice of the Eagles Square was made due to its semblance with the National Stadium, since it is an open-spaced facility.
“It will give room for better ventilation considering the guidelines on curbing the spread of COVID-19 virus. We regret to inform the parents/guardians of the aspirants and the general public that the ceremony is strictly for the aspirants.”