The Faculty of Law building, University of Lagos, Akoka is wearing a new look with the donation of a sculpture Justice and Culture by, Omooba Yemisi Shyllon.
Produced by artist, Adeola Balogun, the Justice and Culture lady is meant to blend Nigerian culture in the dispensation of justice.
At the unveiling ceremony, the Dean, Prof Akin Ibidapo-Obe sad the whole idea behind the sculpture, "is to encourage our students that culture has a place in law," noting that "for example, our needs are not the same as the European's."
In his welcome address, the Vice Chancellor, Prof Rahman Adisa Bello, stressed the passion of the donor in the area of art and culture, of which the university’s Creative Art Department has benefited from. Extending the philanthropic commitment to the Faculty of Law, Bello said, "shows that there is a link between law and culture."
The choice of art and culture in his philanthropic activities, Shyllon explained, was aimed at preserving the people's identity. The donation to the Faculty, he added, goes beyond just a sculpture to beautify space. The donor hoped that "this would influence how we symbolise justice." Shyllon recommended: "This is Nigeria's symbol of justice."