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Lawyers Body Pledges Support For President Tinubu Administration To Deliver Democracy

Lawyers have promised to contribute to charting a course and direction for the new administration of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu by providing it with working materials on how to deliver the dividend of democracy to Nigerians

Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ikorodu Branch, Idris Kolawole Thany disclosed this while briefing journalists on activities lined up for the 2023 Law Week of the association which commenced with a Jumaat service at Omitoro Town Central Mosque, Ijede Road, Ikorodu.

He said it was in a bid to chart the course and direction for the new administration in Nigeria that the theme of this year’s conference of the Bar, is “2023 and Beyond the Imperative of True Federalism in Nigeria” and lecture topic, “The 1999 Constitution, Restructuring and True Federalism: The Way Forward” were carefully chosen to serve as a working material to assist and guide the new administration on what is expected of it by the people of Nigeria.

Thany quoted from the works of the first indigenous lawyer in Nigeria, the late Christopher Sapara William who said that “a lawyer lives for the direction of the people and advancement of the course of the society” to support the decision of the NBA, Ikorodu.

He said they were aware that before the election, there were hues and cries about the lopsidedness in appointments, and alleged nepotism among other issues in the country.

He said they believe that it is high time lawyers took up the challenge to guide the political leadership and the politicians in Nigeria.

“I believe that after the lecture which centers on the 1999 constitution, restructuring, true federalism, and the way forward, the federal government would have been better informed. It will serve as a raw material for the policy thrust of the federal government.

“We want to contribute our little quota by the theme and lecture, to the development of Nigeria such that future generations would be proud to call Nigeria their own”, he added that this is why they have arranged cerebral senior lawyers of repute to speak at the event tagged “16th annual lecture, of Chief Babatunde Olusola Benson (SAN)” which will hold on Tuesday to enlighten the public regarding the topic of the lecture.

He said the chairman of the lecture would be a former Deputy Governor of Oyo state, Chief Iyiola Oladokun (SAN) while a former chairman of NBA Abuja and a Presidential candidate in the 2018 election of the national NBA, Mazi Afam Osigwe (SAN) is the guest speaker.

The discussants will include Chairman Oyo state INEC and chairman, Egbe Amofin, Aare Isiaka Abiodun Olagunju (SAN); a former NBA Lagos Branch chairman, Dr. Ajibade Babatunde, Mr. Chukwuka Ikuwuazom (SAN) and Olusegun Fabunmi (SAN).

Wahab Akinlade

Akinlade I. WAHAB is a dedicated journalist and the proprietor of I-WAHAB Media. He embarked on his career at Murhi International TV (MiTV) and subsequently joined Radio Nigeria as a Judicial Correspondent.With a profound interest in legal reporting, he currently holds the positions of Chairman at the National Association of Judicial Correspondents (NAJUC), Ikeja Branch, and Chairman at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Radio Nigeria Chapel.As the owner of I-WAHAB Media, he has successfully established Top Court News, a platform renowned for providing comprehensive coverage of court cases and legal developments, with the aim of promoting transparency within the judicial system.Akinlade's diligent work and unwavering commitment to ethical reporting have earned him immense respect within the Nigerian journalism community.

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