NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION (NBA) GWAGWALADA BRANCH (THE EAGLE BAR), 2023 LAW WEEK.
NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION (NBA) GWAGWALADA BRANCH (THE EAGLE BAR).
2023 LAW WEEK.
THEME: ELEVATING JUSTICE: LAW AND THE LEGAL PROFESSION IN NIGERIA’S NATIONAL REBIRTH.
Held @ Customs College Gwagwalada.
MONDAY 4TH DECEMBER 2023: OPENING CEREMONY.
The team from the Council was led by the Director PRS Bar. Ayodele Banjo who represented the Director General at the event. He was accompanied by Bar. Rhoda Etoruom, Mrs. Ladi Bwari, Miss Safeenat (IT) and Miss Fatima (Press). The welcome address was taken by the NBA Chairman Gwagwalada branch Bar. Tayo Ogunjide and Goodwill messages from dignitaries who were present was also taken.
The Director PRS delivered the Goodwill message on behalf of the Director General. The Director General in his message said The Legal Aid Council identifies with the noble activities and successes of the branch as a vanguard for justice in its environs and the entire justice sector in Nigeria.
Keynote speech was delivered by Asishana Okauru Esq. Director General, Nigeria Governor’s forum.
Hon. Justice Husseini Baba-Yusuf, Chief Judge, FCT High Court who was represented by Hon. Justice A.S. Adepoju, declared the Law Week of Eagle’s Bar Open!
TUESDAY 5TH DECEMBER 2023:
The Director PRS Bar Ayodele Banjo led the delegation from Legal Aid Council joined by the Deputy Direct PRS Mrs Amaka Ugoh, Bar Oge Ibenegbu, Bar Anino Zong, Bar Rhoda Etoruom, Mr Victor Oguche (Statistics) and Mr Stanley (IT).
SESSION TOPIC: ACCESS TO JUSTICE IN A CHALLENGED ECONOMY.
HON. JUSTICE A.S. ADEPOJU (Chairman)
OGECHUKWU BONA IBENEGBU
ZONG ANINO MBOTOR-ELEM
OJUKWU CHIKAOSOLU (SAN)
The Panelists discussed the features of a depressed economy and identifying Nigeria as one of such economy. The impact on Nigeria, a depressed economy , on access to Justice and the entire justice sector. The way out and the role of LACON in bridging the gap between the people and the economy, and ensuring justice for all.
It was a very interactive and interesting session.
Questions were asked by participants and the panelists answered their questions.
There were sessions from other organizations like Security Agencies Relations Committee (SARC), Human Rights Commission, National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies, Copyrights Commission and the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies.