Pioneer Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Section on Public Interest and Development Law (NBA-SPIDEL) has paid a courtesy visit to foremost lawyer and first female Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Chief Olufolake Solanke (CON) at her residence in Ibadan, Oyo State.

Gadzama stated that it was “a rare privilege to have visited the matriarch and tapped from her enriching experiences and insights,” describing Solanke as “an icon even among learned silks – one who inspires many within and without the legal practice.”

According to Gadzama, “her infallible strides in politics and law are beyond excellence and her growth trajectory is perfect proof that it is possible to grow through the echelons in career, politics and social status even as an African woman.”

He stated that Solanke “should no longer be referred to as the Matriarch of the Bar but ‘Grand Matriarch’ of the Bar,” while appreciating the eminent and vocal senior lawyer for honouring the invitation to be the Guest Lecturer at the 10th J-K Gadzama LLP Public Lecture Series in 2017 “where she did justice to the topic, ‘Whistle Blowing Policy: People’s Power and Corruption in Nigeria.’ ”

Thanking Gadzama for the visit, Solanke presented him with a copy of her autobiography, “Reaching for the Stars.”

Meanwhile, J-K Gadzama LLP has released the 3rd Quarter Newsletter for the year 2021. According to the leading law firm, “This edition captures the erudite lecture delivered by former President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR, GCON at the 13th J-K Gadzama LLP Lecture Series on the crucial and all-important theme of Redefining Democracy: Yearnings of the Minority in a Democratic Setting.”

Also featured in this edition is a lecture delivered by Gadzama at the NBA Kaduna Branch Law Week “on the vital and high-priority topic of ‘Mentorship and Ethics: What Lawyers Need to Know.’

“Readers will be entertained with sights from several events the firm was involved in during the months covered. The contents of this edition are informative, entertaining and insightful.”

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