Leading Senior Advocates of Nigeria, Chief Emeka Ngige SAN and Mr. Jelili Owonikoko SAN have joined the alumni of Rickey Tarfa & Co. to celebrate Mr. Rickey Tarfa SAN as he turns 62 years today.

They variously described the foremost litigator as “a good man” and “boss of bosses,” praying for God’s healing on him.

Below are some of the birthday messages obtained by CITY LAWYER.

* Rickey Tarfa with Late Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu SAN, Femi Falana SAN, Ngige and other Bar Leaders on the eve of NBA General Election 2010 at JOGOR Centre, Ibadan 

I join other friends and well wishers in rejoicing with Rickey Tarfa on the occasion of his 62nd birthday. This is wishing him many happier returns, recovery from his ill-health, prosperity and peace of mind! I use the occasion to salute his dear wife, Rebecca for her love, care and devotion to her husband in this period of tribulation. May God Almighty restore joy, happiness and prosperity to the family! Happy birthday to a good man, Rickey.
Chief Emeka Ngige OFR, SAN

Happy birthday to my big brother and learned brother silk, Rickey Tarfa SAN. May God renew you in blessings and amplify your grace as you celebrate another added age today, 23rd February, 2024. Many happy returns.
A. J. Owonikoko SAN, FCarb.

Mr. Rickey Tarfa SAN is not a man who can be captured in one word. He is a man of many words. These words are the impressions he has consistently demonstrated to colleagues who have passed through his law firm when he was just the only one in chambers, till now that there are three major offices in Lagos, Abuja and PH.
These are some of the words that have been used to describe this great lover of mankind, this icon, this great teacher and moulder of destiny, this Angel in the apparel of a human being:

“Happy birthday to the legendary Mr. Rickey Tarfa SAN. Thank you for giving us opportunity to take baby steps as lawyers under your close watch. Wishing you the best in the new year, Sir. The longer you live, the brighter you shine.”
– Yemi Pitan

“Happy birthday to a true and detribalized Nigerian and Legal ICON. May the heavens present you with its Choicest Blessings”
– Chief Lawrence K. Nweke, Principal Counsel, Fount Solicitors 

“Talking about GSM numbers, I remember my excitement when Oga Rickey sent Kikani to buy GSM phones & I was given one, which I still use now. So I must have had this phone number for over 20 years!!”
– Akin Olorunfemi

RICKEY TARFA SAN is a man with the heart of God. He loves with passion. He teaches and encourages. WE ALL PRAY that God shall sustain you and perfect all that concerns you.

With love from all the ALUMNI.

PP: Rickey Tarfa & Co. Alumni
Peters Agboola

Happy birthday my Boss, “Oloye Rickey Tarfa SAN” I pray for you on this special day that your faith in God continues to increase as you grow in strength and health, and that you find comfort in God’s love as you attain greater heights. Wishing you many blessings on a day like this. Happy birthday once again, Sir; more blessings.
Love from: O. L. Dairo (Mrs.)

Happy fabulous birthday to an ICON, an amazing Personality, a living Litigation Legend and an Incredible Boss. May you live long in good health. Happy to be identified with you on this special day of yours.
Tayo Oyedokun

On this special occasion, I want to seize the opportunity to tell you how much I appreciate you and all you did while working with you. Happy birthday to numero uno Learned silk, Boss of Bosses. You made us feel at home in a conducive working environment. God bless you for all you did, Sir. You are an unforgettable part of my success story. I love and appreciate you, Sir
Duduyemi Atta

Happy birthday to you, Sir. May you celebrate several more of this day in good health and in happiness. Congratulations, Sir.
Shuaib Alaran (Esq.)
Principal Partner
Shuaib Alaran & Associates

Happy birthday, Sir. I was looking forward to this day, and here we are! Today, as you mark your birthday, may the good Lord continuously abide with you, keep you in all your ways. May you continually celebrate all the days of your life. From glory to glory, victory to victory, success to success, and only upward and forward, there shall be no end. Have a blissful, joyful and glorious celebration 🍾
Keep shining.
Patience Orobator, Esq.

Happy birthday, Sir. My prayer is that Almighty God will give you good health to enjoy many more years in the future in the name of Jesus, Amen.
Tony Mgbeokwere, Esq.