The Nigerian Bar Association’s Annual General Conference, 2021, kicked off yesterday, Friday, 22nd October, 2021 and was followed today with the Health Walk which began at 7:00 am with participants fully kitted to take part in the event.
The Walk which put Port Harcourt to its feet with Legal Practitioners engaging in the Walk had its take off point from the Yakubu Gowon Stadium.
In total compliance with this year’s theme: “Taking the Lead” Chief Joe-Kyari Gadzama, SAN who partook in the walk, took the lead and was awarded the Best Walker. The prize was presented by Mrs. Mbamalu of Jumbo Sports with the NBA President, Olumide Akpata and the Chairman Technical Committee on Conference Planning (TCCP), Mr. Victor Frank-Briggs all in attendance at the Real Madrid Academy off Yakubu Gowon Stadium, Port Harcourt.
Chief Joe-Kyari Gadzama in a statement issued so soon thereafter, expressed his appreciation to the Chairman of TCCP and his team for a wonderful start to the AGC yesterday and that the Health Walk program today was thoughtful and timely. The Learned Silk further appreciated the President of the NBA, the coordinator, Mrs Miannaya Aja Essien SAN, the Organizer, Mrs Mbamalu of Jumbo Sports and all senior and junior colleagues present, thanking God that he won this year’s coveted prize for the Best Endeavored Walker. Gadzama also humourously noted that he had also participated at the Uyo SLP Walk early this year but was far from winning but he has used that experience to walk harder and win the AGC Health Walk, this year. Gadzama, SAN dedicated the prize to all junior colleagues, those who physically participated and those who could not for good reasons.
Also present at the walk were Roland Otaru SAN, Godwin Moaka SAN, Y. C. Maikyau SAN, Sam Atunga SAN designate, Monday Ubani, Okey Ohagba, Mr. Long Williams (Fmr Governor of Eastern Bar Forum)and a host of legal practitioners from across the nation.