Justice Ajanah stated this in Lokoja during a reception organised in honour of the Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice for Kogi State, Mr Joe Abrahams (SAN), on his recent elevation to the position of a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).
He hinted that the elevation of Mr Abraham to the post is a sign of better things to come to the state judiciary, challenging other lawyers in the state to work hard to attain such height.
The CJ disclosed that one of the criteria for determining who qualifies for SAN is that, out of eight cases a candidate would present, the full proceeding of five of them must be presented to show that the applicant is indeed as advocate.
He however called on the lawyers in the state to exhibit the highest level of conduct when handling cases, as he expressed optimism that the state would produce more Senior Advocates in the nearest future.
Ajanah further disclosed that though the elevation of Mr Abrahams to the position of Senior Advocate took some time, he stressed that, when it was time, nobody could stop it.
He described it as the highest rank in the legal profession, especially at the bar.
Kogi State has so far produced 18 Senior Advocates of Nigeria with Mr Abrahams as the 9th from the Igala nation.