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Chief (Mrs) Victoria O. Awomolo SAN, FNCIArb Endorses Joyce Oduah for the Office of the NBA General Secretary

The Regional Vice President (West & North Africa) of FIDA, Chief (Mrs) Victoria O. Awomolo, SAN has endorsed Joyce Oduah as her sole candidate for the Office of the NBA General Secretary in the forthcoming NBA National Election, which is scheduled to take place on 24 July 2020. In her endorsement statement, the Learned Silk stated as follows:

“Joyce Oduah (Mrs) is well known to the Nigerian Bar affairs. She is an active and responsible Bar woman, who has actively participated both at her Lagos Branch and National Levels since 2000-2002 when she served as 1st Assistant Secretary, Publicity Secretary (2007-2009) and Social Secretary (2009-2011). In 2012-2014 she won election to the position of National Treasurer. I cannot begin to mention the various Committees in which she has served both at her branch and National Levels including being a member of the National Executive Committee (NEC) from 2008-2018).

She is energetic, composed and humble. Joyce is a tested and trusted hardworking and focused woman of integrity. She is now running for the office of National General Secretary. I can vouch for her competence, ability, hardwork, experience, knowledge of the affairs of the Bar, and her organizational ability to take the National Secretariat to the tops. She is a woman who knows her onions, and who has achieved a lot due to dint of hardwork and systematic preparation for this position.

I therefore endorse her as our next General Secretary at the incoming general elections in July, 2020. May I add that because she is a woman (which in itself is an added advantage) this is the time for all women at the Bar to rise up and support our own. We have only had one woman —- Mama Mrs Hairat Balogun- as the 1st woman General Secretary of the Bar, elected decades ago. The time is NOW to elect the second one and I believe we can do it! To all women at the Bar, this is an opportunity to elect one of our own, not only because she is a woman, but because she is eminently qualified to occupy the position. Her antecedent speaks loud and clear. She is the best candidate for the office.

Joyce Oduah, FICMC represents Excellence, Integrity, Loyalty, Transparency and Quality. She will not disappoint us !!!”

Chief (Mrs) Victoria O.Awomolo SAN, FNCIArb