The Member representing Etinan/Nsit Ibom/Nsit Ubium Federal Constituency in National Assembly and Chairman, House Committee on Judiciary, Hon. Onofiok Luke, has been appointed to serve as member of the Body of Benchers Nigeria.
This was contained in a letter by the Body of Benchers, Nigeria written to the Chairman, House Committee on Judiciary. It stated that the appointment came from a resolution by the body that Chairmen of the National Assembly Committees on Judiciary should be made members of the body by virtue of the office.
The Body of Benchers is a body of Legal Practitioners of the highest distinction in the legal profession in Nigeria. It is a professional body concerned with the admission of prospective student into the Nigerian Law School. Members of the body are called Benchers. The body also regulates the call of graduate of law school to the Nigerian Bar as well as the regulation of the legal profession in Nigeria.
The body which comprises senior members of the Judiciary and the Bar including the Chief Justice of Nigeria, all the Justices of the Supreme Court, the President of the Court of Appeal and the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice.
The appointment of Hon. Onofiok Luke is with immediate effect.