CHRISTOPHER SAPARA WILLIAMS………

I guess the law should be utilized as the force for positive change, bearing in mind for justice to prevail in all aspects of our lives.

Sir Christopher Sapara Williams, the first indigenous lawyer in Nigeria, the first Nigerian man to be called to bar and the first black man to be called to the English bar. He was an Advocate, a jurist, an orator and a politician to mention a few. He gave his words that ”a lawyer lives for the direction of his people and the advancement of the cause of his country.” these words embellished the chambers of one of Nigerian’s fierce and democratic lawyers, in person of Late Chief Gani Fawehinmi, SAN.

He made a huge impact in the amalgamation of Nigeria and Nigerian politics in general, even though He accepted European norms and values, He was part of the people who made suggestions to the colonial office for change to the imperial policy, such as establishing the then teachers training college in Lagos, He was one full of hope for his nation. What I would like Nigerian leaders and Lawyers especially the renowned ones amongst them to take from someone like this is that when the nation is passing through a face of uncertainty and crises, we need the people in power to act with a vision……………sapara

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