There is no way that we can take law from politics, the two are interwoven.In this write-up,I will present politicians that in actual fact, graduated as lawyers from the University but ventured into politics with the aim of catering for the masses.Some of the lawyer-politicians are Chief Executive of their respective states.
Professor Yemi Osinbajo (Administrator/Lawyer/Politician)
Yemi Osinbajo was born on March 8th,1957.He attended Corona primary school between 1969-1975 and famous Igbobi college, Lagos for his post-primary education.Young Osinbajo won many awards/prizes while in secondary School.Osinbajo studied law at the University of Lagos,Akoka.He obtained a second class upper Division in law.He obtained his master of law degree from the London school of Economics.
Yemi Osinbajo was employed as a law lecturer at the University of Lagos from 1983-1986. He was once an Adviser (Legal advice and litigation) to the former Attorney-General and minister of Justice, Bola Ajibola.Osinbajo was professor of law and Head of Department of public law, University of Lagos.
prof.Yemi Osinbajo was once the Attorney-General and commissioner of Justice, Lagos State from 1999-2007.Osinbajo was nominated as the running-mate to Buhari in 2015 general election,in which they won and he is still in office as vice-president till now.
Oluwarotimi Odunayo Akeredolu (Administrator/Lawyer/Politician)
Akeredolu was born on 21st July,1956 in Owo to Rev.J.Ola Akeredolu and lady Evangelist Grace Akeredolu.Rotimi Akeredolu started his primary education at Government school, Owo and the famous Aquinas college, Akure for his secondary education.He also attended Loyola college, Ibadan for his Higher school certificate (HSC). He studied law at the University of Ife( now Obafemi Awolowo University) and graduated in 1977 and called to the Nigerian Bar in 1978.
Akeredolu was a former Attorney-General of Ondo state from 1997-1999. He was made Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) in 1998, Akeredolu was also a former National president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).
Akeredolu was sworn in as the executive governor of Ondo state on February 24th 2017, a position he is still occupying till now.
Babatunde Raji Fashola (Administrator/Lawyer/ Politician)
Raji Fashola was born on 28th June,1963. He attended the famous Birch Freeman High school and Igbobi college both in Lagos State.He studied law at the University of Benin,Benin city,Edo state and graduated in 1987. Fashola was called to the Nigerian Bar as a solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 1988.
He worked for 15 years as Solicitor in the law firm of Sofunde,Osskwe,Ogundipe and Belgore.Fashola was chief of staff to Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.Raji Fashola was two-time governor of Lagos State from 2007-2015.Babatunde Raji Fashola is a cabinet minister in president Muhammadu Buhari since 2015 till date.
Ezenwo Nyesom Wike(Administrator/Lawyer/Politician)
Nyesom Wike was born in March 13th 1963. He attended Government secondary school,Eneke,Rivers State.He studied law at the River State University and graduated as a Lawyer.
Wike was appointed minister of State for Education in 2011.He was sworn in as the executive governor of Rivers State on May 29th,2015, a position he is still occupying till now.
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