Bayelsa Deputy Governor Charges NBA To Shun Divisive Actions.

Bayelsa State Deputy Governor, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, has commended the leadership of Yenagoa Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association for taking the initiative to build a standard Secretariat for the body.

Senator Ewhrudjakpo gave the commendation when he led the state Chief Judge, Justice Kate Abiri, the Bayelsa Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Biriyai Dambo (SAN) and other top judicial officers to perform the groundbreaking ceremony at the High Court Complex, Ovom, in Yenagoa.

Speaking as special guest of honour, Senator Ewhrudjakpo expressed delight at the initiative and encouraged all members of the Bar and Bench of the state judiciary to contribute meaningfully towards completing the project in record time.

He said the NBA Yenagoa resource center would not be a place of funfair, but a centre of excellence for intellectual development and capacity building for legal practitioners.

According to the Deputy Governor, the facility when completed would provide lawyers access to a lot of useful resources, in addition to being used for hosting ceremonies like the annual legal year celebration.

While assuring the Yenagoa NBA of government’s support towards the completion of the project, he however, urged the Bar to take the lead for other stakeholders to follow.

Senator Ewhrudjakpo, who advised members of Yenagoa branch of the NBA to eschew divisive actions, stressed the need for them to cooperate with the project committee to achieve set targets.

Commenting on the relationship between the executive and the other arms of government in the state, the Bayelsa number two man clarified that although the three arms are independent of each other, they maintain a robust, symbiotic relationship for the stability and development of the state