Deputy Governor of Bayelsa State, Senator Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo has restated his call on senior members of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) to groom their younger counterparts as part of efforts to build a vibrant judicial system in the country.
Senator Ewhrudjakpo made the call during the NBA Bayelsa Night celebrations organized at the sidelines of the 2021 NBA Annual Conference in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.
The Deputy Governor urged experienced hands in the legal profession to see mentoring of young lawyers as a responsibility that must be performed in the interest of the profession and humanity.
He maintained that grooming a fresher in the legal career to master the ropes quickly was the only guarantee for an enlightened NBA in Bayelsa and the country at large.
Senator Ewhrudjakpo, who thanked the organizers for putting the Bayelsa Night ceremony together, encouraged the young lawyers to be fearless, courageous and determined.
He charged them not to be in a hurry, but to be patient enough to learn from their superiors.
Also speaking, Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Biriyai Dambo lauded the Yenagoa and Sagbama branches of the NBA for their show of unity and urged them to sustain it.
In the same vein, Chairman of the occasion, Mr. Iniruo Wills, commended the NBA in Bayelsa for the progress it has made so far and called for more support by all stakeholders.
In their separate remarks, Chairmen of the Yenagoa and the Sagbama branches of NBA, Mr. Ukumbiriowei Saiyou and Mr. Adereyai Ebinyo, promised to redouble efforts at protecting the interest of the Association at all times.
Earlier in a remark, Chairman of the Organizing Committee, Chief Dennis Otiotio, said the NBA Bayelsa Night was put together by the Yenagoa and the Sagbama branches in conjunction with Aiteo.
Chief Otiotio, who expressed gratitude to the Deputy Governor, Senator Ewhrudjakpo, for finding time to be part of the celebration, encouraged the two branches to sustain the unity existing between them.
News by: Cyril Addy