By Samuel Oyadongha
Bayelsa State Government has restated its preparedness to collaborate with the Council for Legal Education to ensure the sustenance of the accreditation of the Faculty of Law, Niger Delta University.
Speaking on behalf of Governor Seriake Dickson during a courtesy visit by an Accreditation Team from the Council for Legal Education and a Management Team from the Niger Delta University, the Deputy Governor, Rear Admiral Gboribiogha Jonah (retd), said the state government took accreditation issues of professional courses in its tertiary institutions very seriously.
He added that the state government would deal seriously with the recommendations that would arise from the accreditation exercise of the Council for Legal Education to the Niger Delta University, with a view to meeting the required standards set by the regulatory bodies in the legal profession.
Earlier, Mr. Olarenwaju Onadeko, SAN, Chairman of the Accreditation Team of the Council for Legal Education to the Niger Delta University, who is also the Director-General of the Nigerian Law School, said the team was visiting NDU to conduct a routine accreditation exercise.
He recalled that the last accreditation visit to the Faculty of Law, Niger Delta University had taken sometime, adding that the current visitation was aimed at ascertaining the improvements made since the last visitation vis-a-vis the current approved template for law faculties in the country.
Mr. Onadeko also disclosed that at the end of the accreditation exercise, the Team will brief the Vice-chancellor of the Niger Delta University appropriately.
In his remarks, Prof. Humphrey Ogoni, Vice-Chancellor, Niger Delta University, expressed appreciation to the state government for its support to the university, especially in respect of the accreditation exercise of the Faculty of Law.
Present during the courtesy visit were; Serena Dokubo-Spiff, Secretary to the State Government; Rev. Thomas Zidafamor, acting Head of Service; Kemesuode Wodu, Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Bayelsa State; Ahmad El-Marzur, Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Katsina State, Prof. Solomon Ebobrah, Dean, Faculty of Law, Niger Delta University, amongst others.