Recent changes in the country especially the pandemic health status attributed to the COVID-19 virus has necessitated the current release.

As we are aware, the 2020 lecture in Honor of the former Chief judge of Lagos State – Hon Justice Adetunji Joseph Adefarasin was slated for the 31st of March 2020.

However, the Lagos Sub-Region of CLASFON, hosts of the event, have taken a hard look at the current situation and In the light of the issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, and to ensure the safety of  speakers, guests and attendees alike, hereby announce that the Hon. Justice Adetunji Joseph Adefarasin Memorial lecture earlier slated to hold on the 31st March 2020 at the Foyer of the High Court of Lagos State Igbosere, Lagos with the theme ‘The Challenges of Justice Dispensation in Nigeria: the role of the Bar and Bench’ has been postponed to a time to be communicated.

CLASFON wishes to heed to the warnings against large gatherings by the World Health Organization (WHO) and further adhere to the government advisory on public gatherings.

CLASFON urges us all to play our individual part to halt the spread of the virus by observing the preventive measures of good personal hygiene to wit: frequent hand washing with soap and running water, use of alcohol based sanitizers where access to water and soap is limited and avoid touching your face especially you mouth, eyes and nostril. Gargle frequently with Salt and warm water.

We further enjoin you to avoid gatherings that you can do without and report to the nearest healthcare providers in your environment if you do feel ill.

We again assure our esteemed guests and attendees that a new date will be announced as soon as the virus containment level shows positive numbers.

We also use this medium to urge the Federal Government of Nigeria to give clear and proper directions on measures for containment to save Nigeria from the looming health crisis and the attendant effects on the economy.

Above all, let us all pray for our Nation.

Thank you.

Prince Okey-Joe Onuakalusi Esq.

Sub-Regional Coordinator, CLASFON Lagos