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The
Governing Council of the Nigerian Bar Association (“NBA”) Young Lawyers Forum
(“YLF”) has received the magnanimous donation of the sum of Two Hundred and
Fifty Thousand Naira (N250,000.00) from Mr. Oyetola Muyiwa Atoyebi, SAN,
towards providing support to young lawyers affected by the impact of the
Covid-19 pandemic on the economy.

The YLF notes that as a result of the restriction of movement in the bid to
contain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, business operations and court
sittings have been significantly scaled down if not completely suspended.
Consequently, many young lawyers are faced with a significant decline in, if
not a total loss of, income.

In addition to palliative measures announced by the NBA President, Mr. Paul
Usoro, SAN, and various branches of the NBA, the YLF will disburse the sum
received from the Learned Silk to Fifty (50) young lawyers in need of financial
support.

The YLF is grateful to Mr. Oyetola Muyiwa Atoyebi, SAN for his sustained
commitment to the welfare and development of young lawyers, as has been
demonstrated by his act of compassion towards young lawyers in this period.
Undoubtedly, the Learned Silk’s gesture is worthy of emulation and the YLF
implores as many lawyers and organisations as are able to provide support to
young lawyers in this period to continue to do so.

Thank you.

Tobi Adebowale
Chairman
Governing Council of the NBA Young Lawyers Forum