LASU honours VC with book on dynamics of law
The Faculty presented the book in commemoration of the elevation of Fagbohun to the coveted rank of a Senior Advocate of Nigeria in September 2018.
Olatunde Adejuyigbe (SAN), who reviewed the book, said the title underscores the point that productivity of law in any society is its potential to continuously affect evolution.
He said: “The 21 chapters in the book which are arranged in five different areas: Public Law, Corporate and Tax Law, Environmental Law, Private and Property Law and International Law and Jurisprudence, focuses on current themes in what may be described as new frontiers of the law. The book addresses all the trending issues and challenges of the country as regards to the law, such as issues of rape, rights of intersex persons and third gender identity, the enactment of the Administration and Criminal Justice Act 2015, legality of the executive order and validity of the Tax Amnesty Policy, the hazards of environmental pollution and its adverse effect on public health, the harsh effect of oil pollution in Nigeria, advocacy for the development of an indigenous African jurisprudence and legal thought, while the closing chapter treats the divergence of opinion on the matter and issues pertaining to sexual rights in matrimony.”
Adejuyigbe stressed that the book has rich content, adding that the contemporary issues it covered lend credence to the dynamism of the law.
“I am convinced that this book will be extremely beneficial to law teachers, researchers, legal practitioners, and law students not only in Nigeria but across the globe,” he said.
Fagbohun, in his remarks, said: “The issues in the judiciary are being tackled on a daily basis without any form of a conspiracy of silence. It is not unusual when you have a developing ecosystem in a particular area, so law practice in Nigeria is also in a phase at the moment and there will always be room for improvement. Nigeria is part of the global system; rules and regulations of international laws are going on that will also be applicable to Nigerians and as such, Nigeria cannot operate in isolation as we are compelled to do what is right by the global standard. However, I always advise that Nigerians key into a global relationship on terms that will work for us in the context of our own country.”
Also speaking at the event, Justice of the Supreme Court, Kudirat Kekere-Ekun, appealed to scholars to read the book while advising students, teaching and non-teaching academic staffs to imbibe the quality of good leadership and humility from the VC.
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