Photos from the valedictory court session in honour of the President of the Court of Appeal, Hon. Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa and Hon. Justice Eugenia Iyizoba, JCA (rtd) held today 24th January, 2020.
The NBA President @paulusoro in his speech stated that “the lives of Bulkachuwa PCA and Iyizoba JCA remind us all what the Nigerian girl-child and indeed woman can achieve with her God-given intellect and talents if given the chance and opportunity. We more often than not scoff at the idea that women are naturally gifted in multi-tasking but before us today are two illustrative examples of extremely successful multi-tasking women who have graciously and with great dexterity and enormous success combined their roles as wives, mothers, daughters, aunties and high-achieving career and professional women”.
Paul Usoro, SAN further stated that “In celebrating these two gender champions, it helps to go down memory lane to appreciate how arduous we have traveled in the road that leads to gender diversity in the Court of Appeal Bench, starting from the elevation of the first female Justice of the Court of Appeal, Honorable Justice Aloma Mariam Mukhtar, GCON in 1987 who was elevated from the Kano State High Court Bench. That was barely 33 years ago. Mukhtar, JCA (as she then was) proceeded from there to become the first female Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria and then the first female Chief Justice of Nigeria – again, an illustration of what the Nigerian girl-child and woman can achieve when and if given the chance and opportunity.”
The Contributions of My Lords was also pointed out when the NBA President stated that “The diverse backgrounds of these eminent jurists have greatly enriched the pool of our Court of Appeal Justices. The diversity in their respective experience and background is obviously and unmistakably infused into their judgments. Bulkachuwa PCA’s experience and depth as a judicial officer is borne out in the judgments My Lord delivered in the Court of Appeal Bench. In like manner, scholarship and knack for research which are hallmarks of great academicians shine through all of Iyizoba JCA’s judgments. Talking about Iyizoba JCA’s record as an academician, I must mention that My Lord’s students still talk about Your Lordship’s evidence law classes in extremely glowing terms.”
Congratulations to the President of the Court of Appeal, Hon. Justice Zainab Bulkachuwa and Hon. Justice Eugenia Iyizoba, JCA
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