Like many lawyers fondly say, humility is ingrained in the DNA of Joyce Oduah, FICMC. It is therefore not surprising that earlier today, Friday, Mrs. Oduah decided to visit and pay homage to the first female NBA General Secretary, Hairat Ade-Balogun, who is also a Life Bencher.
The purpose of the visit was to thank Mrs. Balogun for her tremendous support during the election and to seek her counsel and blessing. On arrival, Mrs. Ade-Balogun was very elated when she received her daughter, Mrs. Oduah. She spent ample time advising and praying for her. At the end of the visit, Mrs. Ade-Balogun presented a historic journal of the NBA dated 1985 to Mrs. Oduah, and also assured Mrs. Oduah of her continuous support.
It was Andrew Carnegie, the 19th-century business magnate and philanthropist, who once said “No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.” Clearly, Mrs. Oduah’s visit shows that she is open to working with all stakeholders in making the NBA National Secretariat more responsive and effective. Indeed, Mrs. Oduah is a true leader for being a good listener and willing to take counsel.
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