NLS class 2003 celebrates 21st anniversary of call to Nigerian Bar

Thu, Aug 31, 2023
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By Nwamaka Chigbo

THE Nigerian Law School Class of 2003 on August 29, celebrated its 21st call to bar anniversary and reunion at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.   The function also witnessed the handover of the leadership of the  class union after a very seamless e-Election which saw the emergence  of Kabir Akanbi, a man of great perspicacity and amiable member of the class  as the incoming national president of NLS  Class 2003. Akanbi takes over from Steve Ononye, SAN, former chairman of NBA, Onitsha Branch.

The Nigerian Law School Class of 2003 on August 29, celebrated its 21st call to bar anniversary and reunion at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.   The function also witnessed the handover of the leadership of the  class union after a very seamless e-Election which saw the emergence  of Kabir Akanbi, a man of great perspicacity and amiable member of the class  as the incoming national president of NLS  Class 2003. Akanbi takes over from Steve Ononye, SAN, former chairman of NBA, Onitsha Branch.

Delivering his inaugural speech at the reunion  at the the well attended event, held on  during the 2023 NBA Annual Genera Conference in Abuja,  Akanbi  enthusing on  his preparedness to take on the role of the president stated he and the new EXCO would be embarking on a journey guided by the principles of unity, empowerment and progress amidst the objectives of building bridges and commitment to a transformative vision, in tandem with the following definitive stratagems:

  • Strengthening the Alumni Network
  • Empowering the next Generation
  • Lifelong learning and Professional Development
  • Impactful Community Engagement
  • Enhancing Alumni Recognition
  • Encouraging Constructive Engagement
  • Transparent Governance and Accountability

Realnews reports that the NLS Class 2003 has produced a significant number of notable men and women of fine minds and intellect, serving Nigeria in different capacities in varying fields and walks of life. Some at the bench, in public service, some in politics at National and State Houses of Assembly and in corporate practice and litigation.

At the event, the  esteemed director general of Law School, Professor Isa Hayatu Chiroma, SAN, enjoined members of the NLS Class 2003 to make out to visit the Law School, to make an impact on the formation of young lawyers and the development Law School, take on mentoring and insightful programmes and development of the Law in general. He urged them to always show good example and uphold good moral probity at all times.

Ex National President of NLS Class 2003 with the DG. Nigerian Law School, at the function, Prof.  Isa Hayatu Chiroma SAN

Members of the planning committee  with the DG, Nigerian Law School- Prof. Isa Hayatu Chiroma SAN, from left to right : Princess Mediatrix Chigbo, Olufemi Bisuga, Kayode Ajayi, Kabir Akanbi, Steve Ononye , Grace Igyo Lui, Maledo Ikechuku- chairman of the Planning committee, Tunde Abegunde, Aisha Muhammed, Sebastine Anya.

Below are picture speak of people at the event.

A cross section of members at the reunion.

Some members of the Abuja Branch:  Kenneth Omoruan,  Akudazie Ndugbu, Tayo Fatogun SAN

Kehinde Daodu and Frances  Ibanga

Don Ikechukwu Maledo  (Chairman planning committee)

 Princess Mediatrix N. Chigbo, (member planning committee)

Kabir Akanbi, Aeremi Oguntoye,,Omotayo Agunbiade and Kingsley Osuh   with our very dear amiable member and survivor of a cancer through the great  benevolence Almighty God  and  The Wonderful generosity of NLS Class 2003. For which she specifically came  from Lagos to Abuja to show appreciation to NLS Class 2003. In Nls Class 2003, We Love And Care!

Mahmud Adeshina SAN, DG Law School,  Tayo Fatogun, Ikani Agabi, SAN

Olawale Balogun and Adebanji Dada

– Aug. 31, 2023 @ 8:17 GMT |

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