Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, has called on the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) to always maintain professional standards and join in the crusade against corruption in order to make Nigeria a nation of achievers, as well as creator of wealth and entrepreneurship to the next generation.
Governor Okowa stated this at the NBA, Warri Golden Jubilee Celebration of the Call to Bar of the branch’s three icons, Thompson Joseph Onomigbo Okpoko (SAN), Alaowei Broderick Cherima Bozimo and Dr. Young O. Esombi at Warri.
Okowa, who was represented by the Deputy Governor, Kingsley Burutu Otuaro, noted that the continued reliance on courts by those who seek justice has proven beyond reasonable doubt, that the law courts remain the hope of the aggrieved and, therefore, the bastion of democracy.
He said the topic of the lecture, “Persistent Problems In Litigation In Nigeria,” was quite apt and interesting.
He pointed out that the degree of access to courts determines whether a potential litigant could file a lawsuit or not.