The leadership of Christian Lawyers’ Fellowship of Nigeria (CLASFON), Maiduguri Branch has paid a courtesy visit to leading lawyer, Chief Joe-Kyari Gadzama SAN at his residence in Maiduguri, Borno State.

Also, the Executive Committee members of Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Suleja Branch on Wednesday, 1st September, 2021 visited Gadzama at his J-K Gadzama Court, Abuja. The delegation which was led by Mr. Clement E. Okhaigbe (Branch Chairman) comprised of Yusuf Abubakar (Secretary), Hassan Adamu (Public Relations Officer),  Abdulmumin Umar (Treasurer) and Hadiza Abubakar (Secretary, Compulsory Legal Education).

During the CLASFON visit, its Chairman, Mr. Daniel Bitrus praised Gadzama for his “relentless support to lawyers across the country most especially the young ones,” noting that “It is as a result of this gesture and other strides that we are always proud to identify with the Learned Silk.”

In her remarks, Ms. Jummai Usman Mshelia, a senior member of the forum thanked Gadzama for his support to CLASFON at all levels.

Responding, the former NBA-SPIDEL Chairman appreciated the forum for the visit, adding that his doors “are always open as usual.” He noted that he is a member of CLASFON as well as an active member of Full Gospel Business Men Fellowship International.

On his part, Okhaigbe stated that the executives “have come to seek wisdom, guidance, direction as well as support for the Branch,” adding that the Branch members “desire to be exposed to contemporary legal trends including Arbitration practice as well as trainings and mentoring programmes.”

Gadzama, a former branch chairman, noted that he has always been an ardent advocate of arbitration, and promised to review the needs of the branch including the identified need for a branch bus.

The delegation was taken on a tour of the J-K Gadzama Court as well as the facilities ranging from the Hon. Justice M. L. Uwais GCON, CJN (Rtd) Library, Hon. Justice Niki Tobi CON Moot Court, U. M. Jawur Lounge, Janada International Centre for Arbitration & Mediation (JICAM) and the Hon. Justice S. M. A. Belgore GCON, CJN (Rtd) Conference Hall.


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