V-bank, Nigeria’s top digital and virtual banking platform from VFD Microfinance bank has thrown its support favour of the Sports and Recreation committee of the Nigerian Bar Association ,Lagos branch.
The bank has already donated the sum of N500,000.00 out of the 1,000,000.00 sponsorship sum to the committee.
The sponsorship is aimed at the continued promotion of both the monthly aerobics and cycling events of Lawyers in the branch.
The first Sports committee of the branch was constituted by the Chairman of the branch,Ikechukwu Uwanna who appointed Anthony Atata, a top Sports Lawyer to head the committee aimed at promoting recreation,sports and healthy living among lawyers in the Lagos branch of the NBA.
According to the Chairman of the Sports and Recreation committee,Anthony Atata, the Vbank partnership is strategic and will be mutually beneficial.
At the inception of the committee, it began a campaign titled “One Lawyer One Sport” aimed at encouraging every lawyer to take up at least one sport and build it into their activities owing to the role of sports in human longevity and mental health.
Anthony Atata, who negotiated the sponsorship deal said that the V-bank brand being a top brand in Nigeria’s digital banking sector is a brand lawyers are happy to associate with. He further stated that the four months partnership will be mutually beneficial.
To make the monthly aerobics and cycling more interactive and exciting,mini competitions will hold every month at those events with prizes to be won.
The committee in fulfilling the “One Lawyer One Sport” campaign has promoted both male and female football among lawyers,Cycling,Aerobics .
Preparation to make more lawyers take up tennis( Lawn Tennis as it then was) is in top gear.
Atata said that lawyers need some form of healthy distractions once in a while to be able to cope with the challenges of Law practice.
He also said that lawyers need not wait to grow older or make a lot of money before deciding to take up sports and recreation stating that taking up sports especially Tennis and golf shouldn’t be part of a retirement plan. It should be part of every lawyer’s daily or weekly activities.