What Lawyers can Learn From Sasegbon – Osinbajo
Posted: 21/Nov/2019

The Vice-President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), has admonished Nigerian lawyers to emulate the late prolific legal author, Deji Sasegbon (SAN), by being committed to excellence in their work.

He said it was through commitment to excellence that they would be able to “bequeath to the present and future generations a country that will be an exemplar among the nations of the world.”

Osinbajo, according to a statement made available to our correspondent, gave the admonition in Lagos during the public presentation of ‘Sasegbon’s Judicial Dictionary of Nigerian,’ which was the author’s last work before his death in December 2016.

“The Vice-President commended the utility value of the publication and described it as a must-have for all desirous of improving the quality of legal practice and jurisprudence in Nigeria.

“He extolled the sterling qualities of the brain behind the publication and described as ‘unparalleled’ his contribution to the legal profession through his over 78 volumes of law publications,” the statement quoted Osinbajo to have said.

Chief Wole Olanipekun (SAN), who was chairman on the occasion, described the book as epochal.

Prof. Konyinsola Ajayi (SAN), who reviewed the book, described the publication as “the definitive encyclopedia of legal definitions of Nigerian law.”

“With its repertoire of over 150,000 terms, it is perhaps the most authoritative, comprehensive law dictionary ever published in Nigeria,” Ajayi said.