Dynamics of a New World Environmental Legal Order

Okorodudu-Fubara, M.T. (1999-04-13)


Vice-Chancellor Sir, I regard it a singular honour and distinct privilege by divine grace of Almighty God, Creator of the universe, supreme Architect of the "Environment" (my special field of intellectual interest), to stand before this distinguished audience and render an account based on my three decades plus experience oh the intellectual trail. I could not have asked for a better place to have the unique experience of this day. A little over three decades ago, in 1968 having passed out with distinction, a year earlier from the renowned girls Secondary School, Queens School Ede, (now Ibadan) I was admitted as a relatively young teenage Undergraduate into the pre-law .degree programme at this very citadel of learning ~ "University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University). that spelt the early beginnings of that which destiny had marked out to be a fulfilling career in legal intenttialisni (in the Ministry of Justice where I transferred from as Principal State Counsel to join the service of this University as Lecturer Lin December 1982). Fortuitously, in 1998, three decades later under your remarkable Vice-Chancellorship I was pronounced Professor of Law with effect from 1st October, 1995. I appreciate the opportunity afforded me by the Senate of the Obafemi Awolowo University which confirmed my elevation to the professorial chair, to deliver this inaugural lecture barely a year from the date of the official announcement of my promotion to the rank of Professor