Today I join other friends and well wishers in celebrating the 70th birthday of a great Amazon at the Bar and Life Bencher, Mrs Funke Adekoya, SAN, FCIarb.
I took interest in Mrs Adekoya when she contested and won the office of General Secretary of NBA at the 1991 NBA Annual General Conference held at Owerri. Her Treasurer’s report shook the conference to its foundations. Since then Mrs Adekoya has remained a beacon of conscience and integrity at the Bar. As the 1st Vice President under Chief Wole Olanipekun’s able leadership she proposed the introduction of Stamp and Seal by the NBA to check the activities of fake lawyers . She has also contributed immensely to the improvement in the standard of legal education when she served as a member of the Council of Legal Education. She did her utmost best to raise the Bar in the legal profession with the setting up of one of the best law firms in Africa.
As Madam Funke clocks 70 and retires from active legal practice, I join her numerous well wishers and brothers in wishing her a joyful birthday, many happier returns, sound health, greater heights and peace of mind! I am very proud to be associated with her.