The Warri Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) hosted its annual dinner for 2019 yesterday, 7th December. 

Distinguished members of the bar and bench as well as other distinguished guests attended the dinner, including Templars’ Senior Partner and immediate past chairman of the NBA Section on Business Law (SBL), Mr. Olumide Akpata. 
Mr  Akpata, who co-chaired the Technical Committee on Conference Planning that organised the 2019 Annual General Conference (AGC) of the NBA, commended the Warri Branch for hosting a successful dinner. He used the opportunity to highlight the sterling role of the Warri Branch under the leadership of Mike Asugo Esq. in securing the huge successes recorded by the TCCP in the 2019 AGC. 
In his reaction, Mike Asugo Esq, Chairman of the Branch, referred to Mr. Akpata as a Warri-bred lawyer who will always be a part of the Warri Branch. 
The Branch also seized the opportunity to present an award to Mr Akpata, in recognition of his stewardship and long-standing contributions to the Branch. The award was presented by G.O.K. Ebowe Esq, former Chairman of the Branch, on behalf of the leadership and membership of the Branch.