J-K Gadzama SAN Felicitates NBA Lagos Branch on Its 2022 Law Week, Recalls Early Career Years in Lagos

Chief Joe-Kyari Gadzama SAN

The Chairman, of the Nigerian Bar Association Security Agencies Relations Committee, Chief Joe-Kyari Gadzama extends his profound felicitations to the leadership and entire members of the Nigerian Bar Association, Lagos Branch as they hold their Annual Law Week.

Chief Gadzama also reminiscences on his early years of practice in Lagos.

“It is with great pleasure that I congratulate the executives and members of the Nigerian Bar Association Lagos Branch as she holds her 2022 Law Week Celebration from Friday, 18th March to Friday, 25th March, 2022. Nostalgically, I recall how I started my Lagos office as far back as 1996 at No 10, Ribadu Road, lkoyi which eventually gave birth to the Abuja Office in the year 2000 where I was elected chairman of the Unity Bar in 2004 and grew up to be the Pioneer Chairman of NBA-SPIDEL in 2006. I remain eternally grateful to the Premier Branch of Nigeria’s Commercial Headquarters for grooming me to be their Ambassador at the administrative Headquarters of our beloved country,” Gadzama SAN said.

“I must sincerely commend the initiative of the organizers of this event for the choice of theme: “Democracy and Legal Order: Shaping the Future” which I consider apt. The need for a true democracy is an issue that remains perpetually centric to the growth of any given society. The judiciary should be independent of the other arms of government to effectively deliver its delicate task of administering justice. Indeed, the preservation of our democracy is fundamental to the sustenance of our legal profession and the Nation, Nigeria.

“What better way can the future be shaped? I believe that as a united front, we can secure the future of our legal practice and Nigeria by advocating for the supremacy of our laws and the equality of all men before the law. I urge my colleagues to participate effectively, cross-fertilize ideas whilst addressing issues that affect distinguished members of this great branch by contributing your quota to the promotion and development of your branch, legal practice and Nigeria as a whole. Whilst wishing you a fruitful weeklong celebration, please be assured of my best wishes and support, always.” He concluded.


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