The NBA, Yenagoa Branch hosted a dinner on Saturday, May 28, 2022 in celebration of their 2022 Law Week at the DSP Alamieyeseigha Memorial Banquet Hall, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.
Learned Silk, Joe-Kyari Gadzama, SAN was in attendance at the dinner as he was to deliver the dinner talk at the event. According to Helen Keller, “alone we can do so little; together we can do so much”. In that wise, a group of lawyers from the NBA, Port Harcourt Branch accompanied the Learned Silk who is a presidential aspirant of the NBA to the dinner. The lawyers who accompanied the Learned Silk to the dinner include: Mr. Nyesom Chinda; Mr. Victor Agala; Mrs. Anthonia Osademe, vice chairman of NBA, Port Harcourt branch; Ms. Sophia Ugwuorah; Ms. Sarah Apia; Mr. Ebuka Samuel; Mr. Akuro T. Enoch; Mr. Adebayo Williams; Mr. Godsent Elenwa; Mr. Evidence Asite Agbor; Ms. Harmony Chikodili; Mr. Wejinya Azubuike A; Mr. Nwaiwu Patrick; Ms. Pepple Vanessa; Mrs. Atonye Ezekiel-Hart; Ms. Sophia Nwenekorum; Mr. Ezechimenum Adums; Mr. Obinna Victor; Mr. Anaeli King; Mr. Dafenone Akpomudiare; Ms. Hillary Ayebaifie Ojeke amongst many others.
The Learned Silk was duly recognized as a distinguished guest at the dinner by the MC and chairman of the occasion, Mr. Kemasuode Wodu, SAN.
“I am a son of the soil for some of you who may not be aware and I am always happy to come back home. I consider this opportunity a great honour and privilege and I am grateful to the leadership and all members of the Branch who found me worthy to deliver the dinner talk” the Learned Silk said while expressing his gratitude to the Branch. His dinner talk was compendious but it is worthy to note that no stone was left unturned as he touched on the relevant areas in relation to the topic.
At the end of his dinner talk, he implored the older generation of lawyers to create room for mentorship programs for young lawyers. He saluted the Branch for the success achieved with their 2022 Law Week and urged them to keep up with their efforts towards ensuring the growth of the branch and the Bar.
Notable Personalities who were at the dinner include: Hon. Justice Kate Abiri, Chief Judge of Bayelsa State who was ably represented by Hon. Justice M.A Ayemie of the Bayelsa State High Court, a classmate of the Learned Silk at the Nigerian Law School; Hon. Justice Daniel Ayah, President, Customary Court of Appeal, Bayelsa State, a classmate of the Learned Silk at the Nigerian Law School; Hon. Nimi Walson Jack, past General Secretary of NBA; Mrs. Ayonimite Bob, also a classmate of the Learned Silk at the Nigerian Law School; Mr. Ukumbiriowei Saiyou, Chairman of the NBA, Yenagoa Branch; Mrs. Pere Egbuson, Chairman of the 2022 Law Week of NBA, Yenagoa Branch amongst many others.
The dinner provided a great atmosphere for networking as the lawyers from the Yenagoa Branch and other neighboring branches interacted with one another while feasting on the delicious meals served and taking sips from their drinks.