I have received the sad news of the death of the patriarch of the Ajomale family, Chief M. A. Ajomale, a Life Bencher and a former chairman of the Body of Benchers.

My relationship with late Chief Ajomale was that of father and son. He was my father’s friend and contemporary and it was during his tenure as the Head of Legal at Union Bank of Nigeria Plc, that the bank became one of our firm’s most valuable clients.

Chief Ajomale was an accomplished lawyer and an astute member of the Bar. He was committed to the advancement of the legal profession. He stood out as one of the foremost in-house counsel, who maintained an active and vigorous involvement in the affairs of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), something I would encourage more in-house counsel to emulate. His death is surely a big loss to the NBA and the profession.

My condolence goes to his family, friends, members of the Body of Benchers and the Lagos Branch of the NBA. I pray that the good Lord will grant him peaceful repose and give all his loved ones the fortitude to bear this huge loss.

Dr. Babatunde Ajibade SAN, FCIArb

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