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On
26th Nov, 2020, a video of Miss Giwa went viral when her friend and
popular comedian, Woli Arole, shared a video to promote her new food business. What
caught the attention of many was that Miss Giwa is a lawyer who passed both the
Nigerian Law School and her University degree with a 2nd Class Upper
grade.

 



The
NBA President, Mr. Olumide Akpata in response to the video and due to his
passionate interest on the general welfare of lawyers, instituted a Fact
Finding panel to meet with Miss Giwa.

 


Members
of the panel included Mr. Tolu Aderemi as Chairman, Mrs Funmi Roberts as
Honourary Member, Mr. Kanu Stephen and Mr. Jonathan Agbo as members as well as
the NBA YLF Ibadan Branch Chairman, Mr. Sile Obasa. The members were able to
meet with Miss Giwa and her former employers, Mr. and Mrs. Seun Falade, with
the aim of identiying how the Bar could be of support to her.

 

The
Committee resolved to report its findings to the NBA President and key amongst
its recommendations is whether
the NBA should propose an Articleship arrangement and also, the
establishment of a framework for the welfare of young lawyers.

 

The
Committee also recommended that upon the conclusion of Miss Giwa’s Masters
programme, she should be assisted in getting a lecturing job.

 

@Legalnaija