Addressing a press conference as part of the activities commemorating 2014 Bar Week of the NBA, Osogbo branch, the chairman of the planning committee, Mr Gbadamosi Adesina and member, General Council of the Bar, observed that the absence of Appeal Court in the state hinders the promotion of lawyers to attain Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) status.
He, therefore, appealed to the Chief Justice of the federation to facilitate the creation of a division of an Appeal Court in the state, contending that such development was capable of enhancing the performance of legal practitioners.
According to Adesina, “the nearest Courts of Appeal to the state are in Akure and Ibadan and all appeal cases by lawyers in the state are either filed in Akure or Ibadan”.
“The law practice in Nigeria will be more efficient if the office of the Attorney General is separated from that of the Commissioner for Justice, and this will also allow independence in justice. The office of the Attorney General is higher than that of the Commissioner for Justice,” Adesina remarked.