I feel honoured to be invited to be part of the NBA Ibadan Branch Law Week, 2021.
The choice of the theme “Unity in Diversity and Sustainable Security in Nigeria: Any Role for the Law?” is apt and timely as the discussions will go a long way in proffering solutions to the state of insecurity that is currently bedeviling our nation, the development of our laws and enlighten Nigerians on the effects of seeing ourselves as citizens of one nation and not indigenes of different ethnic groups. It is important to state unequivocally that insecurity is a direct consequence of disunity. We must lean heavily into our diversity which is in itself a strength that can surmount any challenge, if only we can speak with one voice and have one common purpose.
The Ibadan Bar has always been known for its vibrancy, as a center for learning, being the home of the University of Ibadan and the Bar that produced the first female Senior Advocate of Nigeria. One can therefore be assured that the conversations that will be had here will go a long way in adding to the roadmap that will hopefully pull us away from the brink of the abyss that now exist.
I hope that this law week will strengthen the Ibadan Bar as it continues to live up to its reputation.
I commend the Chairman of the Branch, the Executive Committee and the Law Week Planning Committee on the smooth planning and consequent execution of this enviable event. I encourage all participants to enrich their legal knowledge by this event and use same in the furtherance of a better society where the rule of law reigns supreme. Finally, I wish all participants successful deliberations.
God bless Ibadan Branch of the NBA!
God bless the Nigerian Bar Association!!
God bless the Federal Republic of Nigeria!!
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