It was an evening of networking , music, fun , and conviviality as the Section on Business Law members in Rivers State played host to its national officers, members, and intending members on the 12th of March 2024.

The cocktail event, which is a prelude to the Eastern Zonal Conference of the Section, set for March 20th, was graced by the leadership of the Section, in a bid to galvanise support for the conference and to give its members in Rivers State a sense of belonging.

The occasion which was hosted by HRH Serena David Dokubo-Spiff, Founding partner Serenity Legal Union and Partners, saw the attendance of NBA bigwigs like the 19th President of NBA Hon OCJ Okocha SAN, the Founding Chairman of SBL Mr George Etomi, Council Chairman of the SBL Dr. Deoye Adefulu, chairman of the SBL Eastern Zone Management Committee Dr. Jude Ezegwui and the conference planning Committee Chairman Nnaemeka Egonu.

Others include: the former Attorney-General of Rivers-State Hon. Worgu Boms, Tonye Krukrubo SAN, former Council Member Tonye Ibisiki Esq, Chairmen of the Nigerian Bar Association of Degema, Bori and Ahoada Branches, the former Chairman of the Eastern Bar Forum S. Long-Williams Esq, amongst others.

Mr. George Etomi, in his comments at the event, observed that the SBL is always in the lead in terms of growth and mentorship of young lawyers and that it is the best place to be.

The Council Chairman Deoye Adefulu encouraged guests to register to attend the conference, being a great opportunity for learning and career advancement.

On his part, the Eastern Zone Management Committee Chairman Jude Ezegwui commended lawyers in Rivers State for their support and encouraged law firms to sponsor their staff to the Zonal Conference.

Hon. O.C.J Okocha SAN in his remarks lauded the SBL leaders for coming to Rivers State and prayed them to schedule a national conference of the SBL in the State in the near future.
While welcoming the guests, Mrs. Cordelia Eke, the Rivers State Representative in the Eastern Zone Management Committee, stressed the importance of mentorship in the growth of a lawyer, stating that she had benefitted from mentorship gained through the SBL.

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