Bar Leaders and young lawyers of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Port Harcourt and Maiduguri branches regaled Chief Joe-Kyari Gadzama, SAN during his visit to the branches.

The visit t to Port Harcourt held at Bougainville Hotel, Abacha Road, Port Harcourt. In attendance were the Head of Civil Service in Rivers State, Mr. R. N. Godwins; Audu Mela Nunghe, SAN; Former Chairman of NBA Port Harcourt Branch, Mr. Emeka Ichoku; Fmr. Secretary of the branch, Mrs. Cordelia Eke; Mr. Kingsley Nyesom Chinda; Fmr. Chairman of NBA Okrika branch, Mr. Golden O. Tamuno; A. F. Dalton; Maureen Samuel, Obinna N. Victor; James A. James and Randolph Boma Fiberesima amongst others.

It was gathered that it was indeed a beautiful evening where the attendees relaxed and had general discussions about the progress of the bar. The attendees showered praises on the Learned Silk who has proven to be a model for all to follow.

In another development, Gadzama last Monday paid a surprise visit to the leadership of NBA Maiduguri at the NBA Bar Center, Maiduguri, Borno State.

Gadzama who visited his home State for a condolence visit to the family of a close relative, Late Mr. Buba Wathanafa Gadzama, deemed it fit to visit and encourage the members of the branch.

At the bar center, he was warmly received by the Chairman NBA Maiduguri branch, Abba Mallam Umate; the Secretary, Mohammed Usman Alibe; some executives and members of the branch. He encouraged them to remain focused and united. He urged them to assist the younger members of the bar at all times and however possible.

The Chairman appreciated the Learned Silk for coming back home. He stated that the Learned Silk is indeed a trailblazer and an inspiration for all and that the branch is proud of him. He mentioned the noteworthy fact that the Learned Silk had started his legal practice and took Silk in Borno as the first Silk from the University of Maiduguri, Borno State and the North-Eastern Region of Nigeria. More so, that one of the offices at the bar center was named after the said learned silk for his laudable accomplishments in the profession of law.

He commended the Learned Silk for keeping his legacy alive in Borno by maintaining a functional office in the State.

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