IN RENO OMOKRI’S INSULAR WORLD, A LAW FIRM IS NOT A BUSINESS


By Akin Ojumu

Reno Omokri is a lawyer, son of a lawyer, and the grandson of a lawyer. The man is also a businessman, human rights activist, and bestselling author. He’s the star of a travel documentary series, Reno Around the World, broadcast in the UK and Nigeria. 

During the administration of Goodluck Jonathan, Omokri served as a Special Assistant to the President. Currently, Reno Omokri is a Vice President of Joe Trippi and Associates, a U.S political consulting firm.

Yet, with this type of extensive career, international exposure, professional accomplishments, and numerous accolades, in Reno Omokri's insular view of the world, a law firm is not a business because it employs only legal professionals.

If, as Reno Omokri suggests, a law firm is not a business, a logical extension of such a silly notion is that a medical practice, accounting firm, and other professional establishments are not businesses either because they all employ individuals in the respective professional fields.

What an errant nonsense. This is what happens when a political hack is incapable of setting aside his political hackery for a minute to engage in meaningful good faith dialogue. Yet this is a man who wants to be taken seriously and who considers himself a thoughtful social media influencer in Nigeria.

What a shame!

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