July 26, 2017

NBA, Egbe Amofin, others endorse new EBF officers

NBA, Egbe Amofin, others endorse new EBF officers


By Onozure Dania

Nigerian Bar Association, NBA,  Arewa Lawyers Forum,  ALF and  Egbe Amofin, have endorsed the election of new officers of the  Eastern Bar Forum,  EBF,  describing it as a model for others to emulate.

The EBF, recently in Calabar, Cross River State, elected new members into its Governing Council  to run the affairs of the forum for the next two years.

Those elected were Chairman of the Governing Council, Chief Arthur Chukwu,  Vice-Chairman, Mr. Anthony  Okorodas,  Secretary,  Mr.  Paul  Ubom, Treasurer,   Mr.  Egbunonu Emmanuel, Financial Secretary,  Mr. Joe  Berebon, Publicity Secretary,  Georde  Fortune, Asst. Secretary,   Mr. Damian Nosike while  Mr. Ogunji.  kingsley and Augustine Owo are members

Responding to the peaceful nature of the election, 3rd Vice President of the NBA, Mr. Ben Oji, who represented the NBA President, Mr A. B. Mahmoud, SAN, said “The EBF has been and remains at the forefront our fora.  It is the most organised NBA forum, that is why  EBF was the first to be consulted when the Mid- West Bar Forum was nurtured. This is a model for others to follow, it is good in structure and almost everybody is here and every other forum is  represented here. We must not always agree, but as lawyers, we must always show leadership.”

In his good will massage, the Assistant  Secretary of the Arewa Lawyers Forum, Mr. T. T. Hyndu,  said: “This is the best election I have ever seen. We have a lot to learn from the EBF and if you  sustain this practice, then the sky will be your limit.”

Secretary of Egbe Amofin, Mr. Ranti Ajeleti, said: “We bring greetings from our members, Egbe Amofin, and we thank you for the honour and respect done to our chairman, Chief Bandele Aiku, SAN,  when he changed from mortality to immortality. Ironically,  it is at death that he would answer his name because Aiku in Yoruba  means immortality,  thus he had all along borrowed the name.”