Justice Mary Odili of the Supreme Court of Nigeria and Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) President, Mr. Olumide Akpata are among the dignitaries expected at the Leadership Symposium of NBA Anambra Branches.

Scheduled for October 8, 2021 at Oma Event Centre, Awka, Anambra State, the summit has as its theme, “Leadership in Contemporary Times, Challenges and Prospects.” According to a statement made available to CITY LAWYER, the Keynote Speaker is former Vice Chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Prof. Ilochi Okafor SAN.

Among those to also present papers are Hon. Justice Pete Obiora, Dr. Onyechi Ikpeazu SAN and Dr. Babatunde Ajibade SAN while the discussants are former NBA General Secretaries, Mr. Afam Osigwe SAN and Mr. Emeka Obegolu.

Below is the full text of the statement.


DATE: Friday, 8 October, 2021

VENUE: Oma Event Centre, Awka, Anambra State.

8am-9am: Registration

9:am-10:40am: a) Introduction of Special Guest of Honour, Chairman of occasion (Hon. Justice Mary Ukaego Odili JSC) and other dignitaries/members of the High Table.

b) Opening prayer
c) Welcome Address by the Chairman of Planning Committee.
d) Speech by the Chairman of Chairmen, NBA Branches in Anambra State.
e) Remarks by the NBA President – Olumide Akpata, Esq..
f) Remarks by representative of the Body of SAN in Anambra State.
g) Remarks by the Chairman Council of Legal Education Nigerian Law School.
h) Remarks by the Attorney General of Anambra State.
i) Remarks by the Honourable, The Chief Judge of Anambra State.
j) The Governor of Anambra State declares the Symposium open
k) Introduction of the Key-Note speaker
l) Remarks by the Chairman of the occasion (Hon. Justice Mary Ukaego Odili JSC).

10:40am-11:20am: Keynote Address on the Theme, “LEADERSHIP IN CONTEMPORARY TIMES, CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS” To be presented by Prof. Ilochi Okafor S.A.N.
Presentation of Paper on the topic by the Speakers:

11:20am-11:50am: (1) Hon. Justice Pete Obiora
11:50am-12:20pm: (2) Dr. Onyechi Ikpeazu S.A.N
12:20pm-12:50pm: (3) Babatunde Ajibade S.A.N
12:50pm-1:20pm: Interactive session (Discussion by the Discussants).

(1) Afam Osigwe S.A.N
(2) Chief Emeka Obegolu

1:20pm-1:40pm: Good will messages and Remarks by Special Guests/Dignitaries.
1:40pm-2:10pm: Presentation of Awards.
2:10pm-2:15pm: Vote of thanks by the Chairman Planning Committee.
2:15pm-2:30pm: Closing Remarks by the Chairman of the Occasion and Closing Prayers.
2:30pm: Lunch.

_________________________                                        _____________________
STEVEN ONYECHI ONONYE,                                         ESQ. B.E. EWULUM, PHD
Chairman NBA Onitsha Branch/                                               Chairman NBA, Idemili Branch/
Chairman Planning Committee                                                  Chairman of Chairmen, NBA Branches in Anambra State.


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