Dr. Ben Nwoye, the immediate past chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Enugu State, has said that lawyers have a great responsibility in the society which should not be taken lightly.
Nwoye went on to say that lawyers “re-engineer the society as they decide what’s wrong and right.
According to Daily Post, Nwoye said this when he played host to the law students of a famous primate institution, Godfrey Okoye University, Enugu during their second annual picnic at Amuri Ancient Kingdom, in Nkanu West Local Government Area of Enugu State
The former chairman advised the students to strive to be amongst the few good lawyers in the society.
He said : “we have many lawyers, but very few good lawyers, extremely few good lawyers; so make yourself among those few good lawyers.
Nwoye said: “You are the ones that re-engineer the society, whatever is going on in the society, lawyers are the ones responsible for the wrong and for the right. I say this because at the end of the day, the lawyers become the judges; you decide who wins election, or who did not win; you are the judge of who is the chairman of a party or who is not; you are the judge or whether someone is sacked appropriately or not; you are the judge of whether or not a product is standardized or not; you are always the judge.
“Society placed a lot of responsibilities on lawyers and your job is to tell the truth; your job is to always advocate the very position of your client.”