Two younger lawyers on Thursday benefited from the kind gesture of the Kwara Chapter, Nigerian Bar Association,(NBA), through a donation of cars to two its outstanding members.
This was a gesture extended to the ‘young wigs’ by the mother body to ease the effect of transportation occasioned by lockdown due to COVID-19 pandemic.
The association also launched over N4 million digital library and gymnastic centre also worth N10million.
Speaking on the occasion the Chairman, Kwara NBA, Muhammed Akande, explained that the gesture was part of his quest to make legal practise comfortable for its members especially the young wigs.
He added that NBA in the state is determined to make impact by doing what has never been done in the history of the association.
“I wish I could do more, for every legal animal. You must be ready to make history which can only be achieved by doing what has never been done.
“Two years ago, when I came on board, I had a slogan then that ‘Ilorin Bar, New Age’.
“Ilorin NBA is now digitalised.
“I can say authoritatively, say that none of the more than 130 branch of the NBA has e-library and gym centre. The judiciary will learn from us just as the CJ has said.
“Work is now made easy even at this Coronavirus period with the e-library,” Akande said.
The NBA chairman said that he was able to run crisis free association due to the cooperation of the members.
A former chairman of NBA, Mallam Yusuf Ali (SAN) in his remarks called for unity among the members of the bar.
“We make all manners of arguments in court, that could have literally affected our relationship, but after the proceedings, we still meet at the bar to chat.
“Life is more beautiful than keeping malice and grudges, we should learn to maintain oneness, cases will go, but relationship should remain,” he said.
The Chief Judge of the State, Saidu Kawu in his goodwill message urged members of the Bar to maintain and judiciously use the facilities donated to the association.
One of the beneficiaries of the car gifts, Mrs Okegbenro Oluwatoyin who spoke on behalf of his other beneficiary commended the leadership of the association for the gesture.
“I am very happy and it’s like am dreaming, I am a mother of two and I use bike to carry my children to school, but now God has done it. No more bike in my life,” she said.