Human rights activists and justice sector stakeholders have lauded the immediate past Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association Section on Public Interest and Development Law (NBA-SPIDEL), Dr. Monday Ubani as he turns 59 years today.

Opening the floodgate of birthday wishes, NBA-SPIDEL Chairman, Mr. John Aikpokpo-Martins wrote: “Happy birthday, (NBA) Vice President and (former NBA-SPIDEL) Chairman. More power to your power.”

Former NBA Publicity Secretary, Mr. Kunle Edun wrote cryptically, “Happy birthday, sir.”

Erstwhile NBA Assistant General Secretary and Chairman of NBA-SPIDEL 2023 Annual Conference Planning Committee, Mr. Okey Ohagba was more effusive. He wrote: “AS A GOOD MAN CELEBRATES TODAY…🍾

“Today, I join friends and well wishers world over to celebrate a man of many good parts, a distinguished Bar leader, a true defender of the defenceless, a dogged & firebrand rights crusader.

“Very happy birthday to a past Chairman of NBA Ikeja Branch, a past 2nd Vice President of the Nigerian Bar Association and immediate past Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association Section on Public Interest and Development Law ((NBA-SPIDEL).

“Pls join me to celebrate my good brother, leader and friend, the vociferous Dr Monday Onyekachi Ubani. May God continue to shower him with boundless blessings now and always as he celebrate today. Hearty Cheers Dr. MOU 🍾🍾🍾

“Okey Ohagba felicitates from PortHarcourt….”

One Paul Ike Ukam wrote: “Happy birthday to an astute and indefatigable bar man. A man with good heart and fear of God. A calm and calculated leader. Great attorney of good governance with formidable intellectual prowess. A devoted Christian and strong advocate of communal good, progress and just cause.
Continue to grow and glow under the banners of His divine sustenance. You shall live in long in good health and make heaven.”

On his part, former Special Adviser to Cross River State Governor, Dr. Dorncklaimz Enamhe wrote: “It’s MOU’s Birthday who is not saying Happy Birthday to the Big Boss Happy Birthday Doc.”

One Comrade Mark Anthony Chinedu who described himself as “one of the numerous benefactors of mentorship of the celebrant” described the fiery human rights activist as “a mentor whose impact on the legal profession and human rights activism would always be a reference point to generations yet unborn.

“Your boldness, courage, and philanthropist gesture to nurture an egalitarian society both in your home state (Abia) and Nigeria is a testimony of your personality with a difference.”

Ubani had while announcing his birthday on his verified Facebook handle written as follows: “Life + health too priceless. Father let they remain my permanent portion until it is my well-deserved time! One just added to the additions. Hurray it is my day!”