Thursday, 9 July, 2020

FORMER SCRIBE HAILS NBA AT NEC

Former Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) 1ST Assistant Secretary, Mr. Okey Leo Ohagba has advised lawyers to be “more selfless in offering meaningful contributions towards repositioning the NBA as that Voice of the Voiceless.”

In a goodwill message to NBA National Executive Committee (NBA-NEC) members, he also called on lawyers to “focus more on welfare and capacity building programs for lawyers (especially the young lawyers), so as to enable them compete more favorably in the emerging global legal market.”

Below is the full text of the message.

GOODWILL MESSAGE

It is my profound pleasure to felicitate with the NBA President, Paul Usoro, SAN, NBA NEC Members and observers alike, as we converge in Abuja for the National Executive Committee (NEC) Meeting of our dear Association, holding from the 4th to the 6th day of December, 2019.

As we gather to lend our voices for the good of our Nation and particularly our NBA, I call on us to be more selfless in offering meaningful contributions towards repositioning the NBA as that “Voice of the Voiceless”, particularly at a time when our nation’s core democratic foundations are being threatened, even more overtly.

Let me also remind us that the future of the Bar and Legal Profession in Nigeria can only be assessed by the level of investment we make today in younger members of the profession. Therefore, I urge us to focus more on welfare and capacity building programs for lawyers (especially the young lawyers), so as to enable them compete more favorably in the emerging global legal market.

Finally, I wish the NBA – NEC, fruitful deliberations and meaningful resolutions. Do have a pleasant stay in the Federal Capital Territory

and journey mercies to and fro your respective abodes.

With Compliments from;

Okey Leo Ohagba

Immediate Past NBA 1st Asst. Secretary

ODUAH TASKS NBA AKURE ON POLITY

Former Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) National Treasurer, Joyce Oduah has tasked NBA Akure Branch to “look at myriads of challenges facing our polity and proffer deep and lasting solutions.”

In a Press Statement made available to CITY LAWYER, Oduah hailed the branch on its Law Week which kicked off today, “especially the intellectual discourse sessions.”

Below are details of the statement.

“I congratulate the Executive Committee, Elders and Members of the Nigerian Bar Association, Akure Branch on the occasion of their 2019 Law Week and Dinner which commences from Monday 2nd – Friday 6th December, 2019 in Akure, Ondo State.

“I believe as you celebrate this week’s activities, especially the intellectual discourse sessions, you will be able to critically take a look at myriads of challenges facing our polity and proffer deep and lasting solutions that will have a far lasting positive effect on the polity of our great country.

“Once again, I say congratulations and God bless.”

Joyce Oduah, FCIMC
Former National Treasurer, NBA. 2012-2014.
1st ASST. SECRETARY, NBA LAGOS. 2000-2002
PUBLICITY SECRETARY, NBA LAGOS. 2007-2009
SOCIAL SECRETARY, NBA LAGOS. 2009-2011.

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