Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has said the Port Harcourt campus of the Nigerian Law School would boost the economy of the state.
Wike said the campus, named after Nabo Graham Douglas, would stand out as an eloquent contribution of the state towards the growth of legal education in the country.
This, he added, was responsible for the best facilities and attention being given to the ongoing structural work to match the furnishing aspect to make it the envy among other campuses.
The governor spoke shortly after inspecting the progress of work on the main campus and the staff quarters of the school in Port Harcourt on Friday.
He was accompanied by the Chairman of the Council of Legal Education, Chief Emeka Ngige, and the Director-General of Nigerian Law School, Prof Isa Chiroma.
Wike said, “So, as part of our own contribution to the growth of legal education. And as a lawyer, and governor, it will not be fair that I fail in such regards, contributing to the growth of legal education.
“So, as part of our own contribution and the training of our lawyers, this is to see that the best of quality is given to them by providing the best of the facilities that they require. But now that the rains are subsiding, I believe by December, anybody who comes here will see a different thing.
“They (workmen) have started roofing in the main campus; I believe anybody who goes there will see that the environment has changed dramatically. So, one is quite impressed.”
On his part, the Chairman of the Council of Legal Education, Chief Emeka Ngige (SAN), said having toured the project site of the campus in Rumueme and the staff quarters located beside Hotel Presidential, the council was impressed with the quality of work seen.
He noted that the Nabo Graham Douglas Campus of the Nigerian Law School was being constructed by the Rivers State Government at no expense to the Federal Government and the Council of Legal Education.