Hon Justice T.S Oji has sworn in the newly elected Executive Officers of the Ahoada Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) also known as Family Bar today being 26th July, 2021 at the High Court premises, Ahoada, Rivers State.
The elections which were conducted under the supervision of the 2021 Electoral Committee Chairman, Hilda Desmond-Ihekaire Esq and the Secretary, Living Gifton Jamala Esq on the 14th of July, 2021, produced Alali Morris Kipe Esq as the branch Chairman of the Family Bar.
The 2021 Electoral Committee Chairman, Hilda Desmond-Ihekaire Esq presented the officers of the branch who were successful in thr last elections to His Lordship, Hon Justice T.S Oji for the swearing-in. She also stated before Hon Justice Oji that the newly elected Executives have been issued their certificate of returns.
Hilda Desmond-Ihekaire Esq also used the opportunity to thank the outgone Chairman, Agent Ihua Esq for giving her and her team the singular privilege to conduct and usher in the new Executives.
Other members of the newly elected officials of the bar that were equally sworn in today are Henry Nworlu Amadi Esq as Vice Chairman, Aaron Joseph Esq as Secretary, Igoma Isephemugh Loveday Esq as Assistant Secretary, Charles E. Amakiri Esq as Financial Secretary, Kingsley Nweye Esq as Treasurer, Odighonin Nwadighi Adienbo Esq as Welfare Secretary and Romeo Need Esq as the Public Relation Officer (PRO) of the Family Bar.
When asked by PROFJAYSBLOG correspondent what is expected of him as the newly elected Chairman, he said; ” I want to assure the members of the bar and the public that I’m going to improve the environment that we create as lawyers and to also ensure that the rule of law is complied, particularly as it relates to the agencies of the government that in most cases breach the rule of law like the police and the arm forces in trying to make sure that our people are protected from the infringement of their rights by certain institutions of the state.”
He went ahead to say ; “I hope to ensure that the family bar is in pair with other branches of the bar throughout the federation. And I hope to do a lot in relations to the delivery of seminars that will improve the legal education for lawyers within the branch to ensure that the bar continue in teaching and learning of the law”.
We will try to see what we can do to improve the welfare of the members of Ahoada Branch in terms of furnishing of the library, seeing that the judges come to court to discharge their constitutional responsibilities.
And finally, my advice to the members of the bar is to ensure that the cooperation that we have had as a family bar is maintained and so, we will continue in that spirit and try to ensure that the integrity of the bar is maintained.
Some of the elders who graced the swearing in ceremony were F.J Abigo Esq, H.D.D Uwom Esq, C.W Jerome Esq among others.
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