Body of Benchers: FCT Perm Sec Congratulates General Counsel

By: Ben Ukeji & Sunday Shekwonya

The Permanent Secretary, Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Olusade Adesola, has congratulated the General Counsel and Secretary of Legal Secretariat, FCTA, Mohammed Babangida Umar, over his appointment as a member of the Body of Benchers.

Adesola said the appointment of the General Counsel as a member of the revered body is a testimony to his capacity, commitment, and professionalism demonstrated in his practice of the legal profession.

A statement from the Director of Information and Communication, FCT, Muhammad Hazat Sule, said the FCT Permanent Secretary while congratulating the General Counsel urged him to remain steadfast in the discharge of his responsibilities to the FCT Administration.

He, therefore, urged the newly appointed member of the Body of Benchers to rise to the demands of the office and as well, justify the confidence reposed in him by the leadership of the Nigeria Judicial system.

The Chairman of the Body of Benchers, Chief Wole Olanipekun, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria,
has announced the appointments of 9 Life Benchers, 2 Benchers, and 15 Honorary Benchers, which the FCTA General Counsel is among.

Mohammed Babangida Umar is to represent the North West geopolitical zone of the country in the organization.