An 80-year-old, Pius Chuka Enebeli, on Thursday made history as being the oldest new wig ever produced by the Nigerian Law School.
Enebeli and 2,217 others including a daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari, Halima, were called to the Bar at two separate ceremonies held in Abuja on Thursday.
Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, was at the morning session ceremony during which her daughter, Halima, who was part of the the first batch of 1,132 new wigs, were called to the bar.
The ceremony was conducted for the rest 1,127 new lawyers during the after session which began 3pm on Thursday.
The two ceremonies which held at the International Conference Centre in Abuja were presided over by the Chairman of the Body of Benchers, Chief Bandele Aiku.
He performed the Call ceremony during the first session around 10.23am.
At about 10.26am after performing the Call, he asked the new lawyers to wear their wig.
The filled-to-capacity hall spontaneously erupted into a triumphant cheers of the new lawyers as their parents and well-wishers occupying the gallery also clapped to celebrate the candidates’ cross-over to the bar.
The total of 2,218 new wigs were the successful candidates at the April 2016 and previous Bar Final Examinations of the Nigerian Law School.
The Director-General of the NLS, Mr. Olanrewaji Onadeko, acknowledged Enebeli’s record breaking feat, while presenting the candidates for the actual Call on Thursday.
He said, “Let me also congratulate one of the new wigs, who is making his history in his own right, by being the oldest new wig ever produced by the Nigerian Law School.
“He is 80-years-old and we wish him a very successful career at the bar.”