Arakunrin Olurotimi Akeredolu, Ondo State Governor, Femi Falana, a human rights lawyer, Ebun Adegboruwa, JK Gadzama are some of the lawyers expected to speak at the National Bar Association (NBA), Ikeja Branch Law Week.
Dada Awosika SAN, Chairman Planning Committee while addressing newsmen at the Bar Centre, Ikeja on Friday said the annual law week is one of the cherished traditions of the bar, that the week could not hold last year because of the restrictions occasioned by the Covid-19.
The theme of the weeklong event according to him is, “The Nigeria of our Dreams’.
He said the country recently is faced with never-seen situations such as kidnapping, open day robbery, among other security challenges.
“We still have some people clamouring for self-determination and some others clamouring for restructuring. We will gather to discuss the Nigeria of our dreams,” he said.
The activities lined up for the programme according to him will begin with a Jumat Service on Friday, followed by a church service on Sunday, and a cocktail later in the day on Sunday.
Awosika stated that on Monday there will be a knowledge sharing session at the Marriot Hotels, Ikeja both in the morning and afternoon sessions with the topic; ‘The Nigerian state and the call for restructuring with speakers include; Senator Ike Ekweremadu, Dele Adesina, SAN among others. The afternoon session with the topic ‘Governance as a call to service’ will have Adeniji Kazeem SAN, Dr. Muiz Banire SAN, Adesina Adegbite and David Edevbie, former Chief of Staff to Governor of Delta state.
On Tuesday according to him, knowledge sharing will also be held at the Bar Centre both morning and afternoon with the topic; ‘Post-END SARS Protest: Is the Nigeria Police still our friend? To be handled by Afam Osigwe, Olumide Fusika SAN, Jonathan Taidi, Major General Fejokwu, DCP Yetunde Longe, Marvel Akpoyibo (DIG Rtd) and Osai Ojigbo of Amnesty International. The afternoon session topic according to him will be ‘Success in Legal Practice: Who moved my cheese
On Wednesday the morning and the afternoon session will be held at the Bar Centre with the topic ‘The Judiciary and the Bar: The need to constantly work together will have speakers such as CJ Lagos, Justice Kazeem Alogba, Hon. Justice Otisi JCA, Yakubu Maikyau SAN, Lawal Pedro SAN, Moyo Onigbanjo, Hon. Justice Ikechi Nweneka.
The afternoon session will have; Ngozi Giwa-Amu, Company secretary 7up Bottling Company, Demilade Olaosun, REMM Solicitor, Ivie Igbinosun Legal Officer, Zenith General Insurance Company and Adeniran Hastrupp, Legal Counsel, Uber Nigeria Limited will speak on the topic; ‘Legal Practice outside the courtroom: The experience’.