The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has recalled how he earned N620 in 1981 as a Senior Lecturer on the College of Lagos.
Osinbajo disclosed this on the 53rd Annual Convention of the Affiliation of Nigerian Legislation Academics on Tuesday in Kano.
H stated though the cash was greater than sufficient for him on the time, it clearly reveals how life speedily modified for Nigerians.
He stated, “I began educating on the College of Lagos in 1981, as lecturer II, my wage at the moment was N620, this clearly reveals that the place of legislation lecturers is essential and essential to the lives of the nation”.
“We, legislation lecturers are custodians and creators of the underline ideas and elementary premises of authorized framework.
“And since we’re the thinkers for the system of legislation and justice and our occupation.
Our convention has at all times been a discussion board for the free and but deep interrogation of elementary concepts and rules that maintain society collectively.
“Questions just like the trajectory of legislation, legislation and order, democratic follow and their present interpretations and present efficacy needs to be requested”.
He stated the theme of this 12 months’s convention, “Legislation, democracy and electoral processes” is suitable because the nationwide elections have been coming in lower than a 12 months.
Osinbajo additional stated that democracy was beneath extreme assault in Africa.
“Since 2017, there had been 12 army coups in Africa,”.
He, nevertheless, defined that Nigeria has a powerful civil society that might proceed to safeguard the nation’s democracy.
“Consistent with our international coverage
“Democracy has change into a part of our exceptionalism, our gallant armed forces are completely subordinated to civilian command and authority.
“And totally dedicated to defending our constitutional order in opposition to inside and exterior threats,” he stated. Supply: DailyPost