Dele Adesina, SAN, on the 29th of January, 2020, paid a courtesy visit to the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Nigeria, Lagos Branch.
During the Courtesy visit, the SAN commended the efforts of FIDA ‘super women’ who continually promote the rights of women and children in the society as this role is a tasking one albeit, important. He further commended the President of NBA, Paul Usoro SAN, for re-constituting the Women’s Forum of the NBA under the leadership of Prof. Yemisi Gbamigbose SAN who is a very erudite scholar from the University of Ibadan. The SAN affirmed that the interest of women who are ‘Mothers of the Nation’ will be continually promoted.
Whilst interfacing with the members of the Branch, one of the concerns raised was the persistent police brutality on legal practitioners and the lack of a conducive atmosphere for the profession to thrive and triumph. He stated that the level of responsiveness by the NBA to these national issues need to be improved upon and suggested that the NBA should work in collaboration with governmental agencies and its auxiliaries in forming policies that focus on improving the welfare of the society.
The Learned Silk, in addition stated that only adequate policies will curtail the ills prevalent in the society and the NBA has to be fully involved in the process of formation and implementation of such policies.
Speaking specifically to lawyers, he stated that lawyers are being regarded as men and women of integrity and honour. Hence, we all have a responsibility to live up to and beyond these remarkable attributes as the attitude and charisma of lawyers are the mirror through which the viability and vibrancy of the Nigerian Bar Association is been reflected.