Justice Oguntade Becomes NBA Lekki Forum’s New Patron

Justice George Adetola Oguntade, rtd, is supportive of the NBA Lekki Branch project

Retired Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Ambassador George Adetola Oguntade is the new patron of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Lekki Forum.

Justice Oguntade is the current Nigerian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom. 

The Nigerian Bar Association, Lekki Forum was established to promote professional etiquette, regulatory rules and standards for all legal practitioners domiciled and practicing within and around Lekki environs, Ibeju Lekki Ajah down to Victoria Island and Ikoyi axis, in consonance with the NBA Constitution.

The forum was a child of necessity. To bring lawyers within the Lekki environs together towards building a robust relationship as well as fostering improved administration of justice in the centre of Excellence—Lagos State.

NBA Lekki Forum was established through a cognate plan of legal practitioners led by Mr. Ejata Otunoniyo as Chairman and Aremo Oladotun Hassan as Secretary, with a vision to chartering the forum into a full fledged branch, having met all the prerequisites of a branch status as at 2017.

Based on the need for growth and internal review of the forum, Aremo Oladotun was nominated as Chairman, while Ayodele Ademiluyi as Secretary, and this duo has brought about monumental positive changes and development to the forum, firstly with vigorous pursuits of the branch status application, which is presently before the Usoro,SAN led NBA Executives, and anticipating a progressive approval for charter, based on the new High Court Division of Lagos at the Addo Badore Ajah axis of Lagos State.

The Forum has successfully contributed to the advancement and growth of the legal profession and public interest advocacy for social justice right of the people of Nigeria and world at large viz legal opinions shared on media and other platforms.

The forum equally inaugurated an official secretariat at suite 16, Addo Road, Skido Bus Stop, beside the New High Court Building, Ajah, Lekki, Lagos.

There has been enormous support for the Forum from Mr Tayo Oyetubo, SAN, Ambassador Justice Oguntade and others.

In December last year, the Forum leadership paid a courtesy visit to the then Chief Judge of Lagos, Honourable Justice Opeyemi Oke who pledged her support for the Forum’s values and aspirations.

As at date we are proud of the developing synergy of critical stakeholders led by Prince A. S Abimbola, Mr Ademola Koko and Mr Ejata for the new synegy with The Epe Lekki Lawyers Forum towards building a stronger bar.

NBA Lekki Forum is projected to impact greatly—in view of their innovations on legal training, integrity and excellence— on the legal profession and national development.

The Forum is committed towards building an egalitarian society wherein a new people’s constitution can be realised through robust engagement of critical stakeholders towards attaining political growth.

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