Dear colleagues and friends,

I express gratitude to Almighty God for guiding us through the challenges of 2023 and leading us into this New Year. We acknowledge that some couldn’t make it to this day, and we are thankful for the mercy that granted us life.

Despite setbacks and trials in 2023, we give thanks for God’s blessings, goodness, uplifting, good health, and successes. We celebrate life and keep hope alive, acknowledging that with life comes the opportunity for a fresh start.

As we enter 2024, let us focus on our goals, remembering Brian Tracy’s words: “You are engineered for success and designed to have high levels of self-esteem, respect and personal pride. You have absolutely amazing untapped talents and abilities that when properly unleashed and applied, can bring you everything you could ever want in life. The only real limits on what you can be, do or have are the limits you place on yourself by your own thinking”.

As we embark on this 365-day journey, may we strive to make each day count, setting ourselves on a path to success and overcoming self-imposed limits.

In our professional lives, may we continue to engage positively with other stakeholders in nation building as we continue to make demands for good governance, respect for rule of law, access to justice and speedy dispensation of justice. These are ideals we must commit to attain at all times.

Finally, may this New Year be a joyful ride for you and your family. As we see the beginning of the year 2024, may God walk us through it and prepare us for better years ahead.

Here’s wishing you best years ahead.

Welcome to 2024.
Happy New Year.

Long live the Federal Republic of Nigeria!
Long live the Nigerian Bar Association!

Mazi Afam Osigwe

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