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Parents, visitors barred from Call to Bar ceremony

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Segun Adewole

The Body of Benchers, Nigeria has barred parents and visitors from the Call to Bar ceremony which will hold from July 27 to 29, 2021.

The Secretary, Daniel Manasseh Esq, in a statement issued on Thursday said the ceremony, holding at Eagles Square in Abuja, is strictly for aspirants.

He, however, said the ceremony, which is for candidates in the December 2020 and March 2021 Bar Finals Examination, will be broadcasted on national television and live-streamed on Youtube.

The statement read in part, “All attendees are required to maintain physical distancing and adhere to all protocols on preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus such as the use of facemask and hand sanitisers.

“We regret to inform the parents/guardians of the aspirants and the general public that the ceremony is strictly for the aspirants, hence no guest will be allowed in.

“However, there will be live coverage of the ceremony on national television and live streaming on Youtube.

“Aspirants should note that they are required to be seated by 8.30am as the gates will be closed afterwards.”

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