The Chief Justice of Nigeria and Chairman Body of Benchers, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, has advised new lawyers to shun unethical practices in the legal profession.
Justice Mohammed warned the new lawyers to avoid dishonourable conducts exhibited by some senior members.
He said the lawyers had unanimously agreed that such conducts should be addressed urgently.
The Chief Justice made the remarks on Tuesday at the call to bar of 3,000 lawyers in Abuja.
Thousands of lawyers, who passed the 2015 bar examinations otherwise referred to as new wigs, gathered to be called to bar in Abuja.
One after the other, the successful students went for a hand shake with the chairman, body of benchers.
The Chief Justice urged the new wigs to exhibit the highest level of professional ethics and decorum, stressing that the legal profession was known for its sanctity, integrity, honesty and respect for the rule of law.
The ceremony is held at least once a year to encourage young lawyers to stand on the side of justice.
Top government officials including deputy governors, ministers, traditional rulers and a host of others attended the huge ceremony.