Former Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) General Secretary, Mazi Afam Osigwe, SAN has commended the leadership and members of NBA Ilorin Branch on their 2023 Law Retreat.

Osigwe, who is also the Chairman of the NBA Annual General Conference (AGC) Planning Committee, equally congratulated NBA Osogbo Branch on the successful election and inauguration of its new Executive Committee.

Below are the full texts of the statements.

Mazi Afam Osigwe, SAN extends heartfelt felicitations to the esteemed members and leadership of the Nigerian Bar Association, Ilorin Branch, on the auspicious occasion of the 2023 Law Retreat.

Addressing the attendees as a distinguished guest and chairperson of the panel session on Lawyers’ welfare, the Learned Silk emphasized the paramount importance of prioritizing the welfare of lawyers within the Nigerian Bar Association. While acknowledging that the NBA may not be capable of fulfilling all the needs of lawyers, he underscored the association’s role in creating an enabling environment for lawyers to thrive in their legal practice.

Furthermore, he highlighted certain key areas that can significantly contribute to safeguarding the welfare of lawyers. Among these, ensuring strict compliance with the remuneration order and vehemently fighting against any form of injustice faced by lawyers stand out as crucial steps. By addressing such issues, the NBA can play a pivotal role in guaranteeing the welfare and well-being of its members.

The Learned Silk expressed his gratitude to the leadership of the Ilorin Bar for extending the invitation to speak at the event. He conveyed his best wishes for a fruitful and productive deliberation during the Law Retreat, wherein important matters concerning the legal profession and the welfare of lawyers would be discussed.


I extend my warmest congratulations to the entire NBA Osogbo Branch on the successful election and inauguration of their new EXCOs.

Special Congratulations to the Chairman, Lion Saheed Olayemi Abiola. This great occasion marks not only a significant milestone for your esteemed Branch but also a witness to the dedication and trust your members have placed in you by electing you. It is through such democratic practices that a Branch thrives and continues to be a beacon of professionalism.

As the new leaders take on their responsibilities, I am confident that they will uphold the values and principles that have been the cornerstone of NBA Osogbo Branch.

May your inauguration herald a new era of progress and collaboration, bringing forth a brighter future for the NBA Osogbo Branch.


Mazi Afam Osigwe, SAN

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