The Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Akure Branch congratulates legal icon, Chief Wole Olanipekun SAN on his being awarded an honourary doctorate degree by the Redeemer’s University, Ede, Osun State.
In a message on Thursday, the NBA Akure Branch Chairman, Rotimi Olorunfemi, Esq. said “On behalf of the Nigerian Bar Association, Akure Branch, we congratulate our Leader of inestimable value, a doyen of the Legal profession, a foremost Bar man per excellence and a successful legal icon.
“Chief Wole Olanipekun SAN., OFR., LL.D, is a former President of the Nigerian Bar Association and a foremost legal icon of his generation, has excelled in many roles nationally and internationally. A legal strategist, international mediator and arbitrator, University Pro-Chancellor, Life member of Body of Benchers and life member of National Executive of the Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association, a fearless cerebral advocate with ceaseless energy, an author of high repute who has genuine interest in helping people.
Mr. Olorunfemi recounted that “Chief Wole Olanipekun SAN., OFR., LL.D., was born on 18th November, 1951. He graduated from University of Lagos and was called to the Nigerian Bar in July, 1976 and subsequently attained the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria in July 1991 the same year he was appointed as Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Ondo State and served in that capacity for two years.
“In 2002, he was elected President of the Nigerian Bar Association. In 2003, he was appointed, the Vice President of the Pan African Lawyers’ Union. In January, 2007, he became a life Bencher appointed by the Nigerian Body of Benchers. He was the Pro Chancellor and Chairman, Governing Council of the University of Ibadan between 2004 and 2006,” he continued.
“Chief Oluwole Olanipekun SAN., OFR., is the Principal Partner of Wole Olanipekun & Co., a leading Law Firm in Nigeria with the Headquarters in Lagos State, Nigeria, with a branch in Abuja and presence in all the states in Nigeria.
“Chief Wole Olanipekun is married to beautiful Erelu Omolara Olanipekun. They are blessed with four children; Oladapo Olanikeun SAN, Barr. Bukola Olanipekun, Olabode Olanipekun SAN, and Barr. Temitope Olanipekun and he is also a grandfather.” he said.
“We are delighted that The Redeemer’s University, Ede, Osun State has deemed it fit to recognize the achievements of this legal icon and to decorate him with an Honorary Doctorate Degree (Honoris Causa) today the 4th of November, 2021.
“Chief Wole Olanipekun SAN., OFR., is our Grand Patron at NBA Akure Branch and an ardent supporter of the Branch. We are proud to be associated with our leader and Grand Patron on this award and we also congratulate The Redeemer’s University for giving him this award, which is well deserving.
We once again congratulate our former President of the Bar and a successful legal Juggernaut on the award and we also congratulate the family and members of Wole Olanipekun & Co.
Thank you all and God bless.
Rotimi Olorunfemi, Esq.,
Chairman, NBA Akure Branch.