Senate Approves Law School Campus for Maiduguri, Five Others
By Lawan Bukar Maigana
The Senate has approved the establishment of six new campuses for the Nigerian Law School across the six geopolitical zones in the country, following the consideration of a report by the committee on judiciary, human rights, and legal matters on the Legal Education Act (Amendment) Bill, 2021.
The bill for the establishment of new Law schools was sponsored by the senator representing Kogi West at the National Assembly, Smart Adeyemi, supported by Senator Kashim Shettima, Borno Central.
Accordingly, the Senate approved the Jos Law School Campus, Plateau State; and Kabba Law School Campus, Kogi State for the North Central geo-political zone.
The chamber also gave the nod for the Yola Law School Campus, Adamawa State; and Maiduguri Law School Campus, Borno State to serve the North-East zone.
In the North West, the Senate approved the Kano Law School Campus, Kano State; and Argungun Law School Campus, Kebbi State.
In the South East, the chamber approved the Enugu Law School Campus; and Okija Law School Campus, Anambra State.
The Senate also approved the Yenegoa Law School Campus, Bayelsa State; Port Harcourt Law School Campus, Rivers State; and Orogun Law School Campus, Delta State for the South-South zone.
The Bwari Law School Campus, Abuja, remains exclusively for the Federal Capital Territory.
Chairman of the Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, said the creation of the six law schools was a legislative intervention to address “the exponential increase in the number of law graduates from our universities and foreign ones, coupled with the backlog that existed over the years.”