September 27, 2023

A Chief to Another: Chief Gadzama SAN Pays Courtesy Visit on Chief Dr J.O. Olatoke, SAN

Chief Joe-Kyari Gadzama SAN, Chief J.O. Olatoke, SAN and distinguished bar leaders during the Courtsey visit

Chief Joe-Kyari Gadzama SAN on Monday, 2nd May, 2022 paid a courtesy visit on Chief Dr J.O. Olatoke SAN, Founding Principal of Kayode Olatoke & Co (Equity House). Gadzama SAN kicked off his visit to senior members of the Bar with his entourage comprised of Dr. Akin Onigbinde SAN (Principal Partner, AOC Solicitor), Oyetola Muyiwa Atoyebi SAN (Managing Partner, OMAPLEX Law Firm and the youngest lawyer to have attained Silk), Salman Salman (Bayo Ojo & Co), Ganny Ajape, Esq (a senior legal practitioner), M. I Akande (Past Chairman NBA Ilorin), Olashiku Rebecca, Alabeni Omowunmi, Saliu Ismail, Ekpe Michael, Anthonia Oshinwe, Adebayo Kemi, Ijaodola Prince, Damilola Jimoh and Abiola Ibrahim, Olasunkanmi Oluwabiyi and Nafisat Ibrahim, Esq (members YLG J-K Gadzama LLP).

The Former Member Oyo State House of Assembly, Honourable Dr Akin Onigbinde SAN appreciated the learned Silk, Chief Dr J.O. Olatoke SAN for having them at his office. Dr Onigbinde SAN recounted the journey of Chief Joe-Kyari Gadzama SAN’s friendship from being classmates at the Law School. He recounted that Gadzama SAN was the first Senior Advocate of the Nigerian Law School Class of 1986. He further recounted how Gadzama SAN was made a leader of the Bar at an early stage and how he was not drowned in it as he had a very cordial relationship with his colleagues.

Gadzama SAN started by stating that it his joy and privilege to be at his office. He recounted that the learned Silk had been a major voice at the Bar and in practice. He stated that it is his joy to see the young ones nutured, mentored and successful.

Chief J.O. Olatoke SAN could not hide his surprise at the visit and stated that he has been witnessing Gadzama’s trail of impacts. He expressed his confidence in Joe-Kyari Gadzama SAN and reassured Gadzama SAN of his unwavering support and commitment to his noble cause for the Nigerian Bar Association. The visit witnessed snapshots with the visitors before setting out to other offices.

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