Okey Ilofulunwa, Esq. has declared his interest in running for the office of Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, Lagos Branch.
Catch a quick glimpse at his manifesto below.
An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity – Martin Luther King Jr.
Distinguished learned colleagues,
My name is Okey Ilofulunwa and I seek your support to run for the office of Vice Chairman of our branch. My resolve to run is driven by my desire to serve the Bar.
If elected as Vice Chairman of the branch I will carry out two vital activities:
Human Rights Committee: The Vice Chairman of NBA Lagos by our Bye-Laws heads the Human Rights Committee. The Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP), a leading non-governmental organization, has agreed to work with me to train our law enforcement agencies on the tenets of human rights with particular emphasis on the implication of the far-reaching innovations introduced by Administration of Criminal Justice Law.
I will also create a special forum for all heads of legal departments of law enforcement agencies in Lagos. This will enable us to have a regular interface with these key stakeholders in discharging their mandate. It will also help to bridge the gap between lawyers and law enforcement agents in justice delivery to our clients.
Under my watch in Human Rights Committee, I will also reorganize the Committee to be more responsive to the needs of our members and the society. I will create a Corporate Social Responsibility framework to encourage law firms to sponsor the work of the Human Rights Committee. This will ensure that hardworking committee members are paid stipends for the work to encourage them to do more.
Welfare of our members: I will create a platform where businesses around Lagos can give discounts to our members who patronize their outlets. The names of such businesses will be listed on a portal where members can easily access them. Under this platform, I have also started discussing with electronics merchants to provide one-year interest-free hire purchase services to our members to buy electronics and household items.
I solicit for your vote. I assure you that I will not disappoint you.
It will be a great honour to serve you. LETS DO IT NOW!!!!!!!!