National Association of Catholic Lawyers (NACL), Lagos Archdiocese Holds 4th Professional Development Seminar & Colloquium

Geraldine Wey
Geraldine Wey

National Association of Catholic Lawyers (NACL), Lagos Archdiocese Holds 4th Professional Development Seminar & Colloquium

The National Association of Catholic Lawyers (NACL), Lagos Archdiocese will hold its 4th Professional Development Seminar and Colloquium on Saturday, April 28, 2018.

Geraldine Wey
Geraldine Wey, President, National Association of Catholic Lawyers (NACL)

The event will feature two eminent speakers during the morning session, i. e. the professional development seminar with the theme: Exploring Emerging Areas of Law Practice.

Mrs. Bisi Adeyemi, managing director of DCSL Corporate Services Ltd will speak on the opportunities available to lawyers in 21st Century law practice. Mr. Emeka Ndu, the vice chairman of C & I Leasing Plc will cover current developments in his area of specialization. He is expected to address participants from the viewpoint of a corporate body requiring the services of in-house and external counsel in modern business transactions, especially bearing in mind that the frontiers of law Practice are being pushed on a daily basis.

This year, the NACL has added a new twist to its seminar programme. The afternoon session will feature a colloquium convened to address the theme: ‘THE NIGERIA ITS PEOPLE DESIRE, DESERVE AND DEMAND – The Citizens and Government’s Collective Task of Building a Sustainable, Responsive and Accountable New Nigeria.’ The Lead Speaker on this subject will be Prof. Pat Utomi, founder and CEO of The Centre for Values and Leadership.

Also, Prof. Akin Oyebode, a former professor of International Law and Jurisprudence at the University of Lagos, will speak on the theme, ‘A People’s Constitution as an Instrument of Growth and Development in a New Nigeria,’ while Ms. Idayat Hassan Director, Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD Abuja) will address the colloquium on ‘Building Strong Democratic Institutions: An Imperative for the Common Good in Nigeria : Recognizing the importance of Knowledge, Youth and the role of Religion and Ethnicity in the search for a viable Nigeria.’

On her part, Dr Chi Chi Aniagolu Okoye of WaterAid, a not-for-profit organization headquartered in London, UK will speak on the subject, ‘Education in the Search for Effective Leadership in Nigeria,’ while Prof. Charles Ukeje, a Reader in International Relations at the Obafemi Awolowo University in Ife will cover the topic: ‘The Youth as Agents in the Restructuring of Nigeria.’

The Rev. Fr. (Prof.) Anthony Akinwale, who is the Vice Chancellor of Dominican University in Ibadan, will be on hand to speak on the issue of ‘Pseudo Religion and Ethnicity –A Bane to Accountable and Transparent Leadership in Nigeria.’

The commencement time for the seminar is 9.00 am, while the Colloquium will begin at 11.30 am at the Colonades Hotel, 21 Kingsway Road, Ikoyi, Lagos.

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