The office of the NBA’s National Publicity Secretary deserves be occupied by a diligent, resourceful, responsive and loyal Assistant Publicity Secretary. Thinking of a better candidate for the office, my worthy Successor has the requisite credentials
Distinguished Bar leaders, Colleagues and friends, I present to you “Prince Charles Ajiboye”.
Charlee, as he is fondly called within our circle of friends, has a burning passion for service. This, he has displayed in many capacities with candour and integrity. At the Young Lawyers’ Forum of NBA-YLF, Ikeja, he served meritoriously as the Chairman of the Publicity Committee under my administration as the Chairman of the Forum between 2014 and 2016.
During this period, he enhanced the publicity of the forum so much that its membership base tripled. He is also a team player. This was evident when he initiated and collaborated with the Welfare and Social Committees to organize for the first time the forum’s End of the year party during the NBA’s Annual General Conference held in Port Hacourt 2016 at no cost to the forum.
His sterling performance as the Publicity Committee’s Chairman earned him a greater task as he was unanimously elected as the Chairman of NBA-YLF, Ikeja Branch in 2016. I must confess proudly that, as my worthy successor, Charles did not only sustain and consolidate on our collective achievements but improved on it. His visionary drive was legendary. He became the first NBA-YLF chairman to organize a gala night at the end of his tenure during which he honoured the past chairmen of the forum among other past leaders.
At the larger Bar of Ikeja Branch, he served tirelessly in the Editorial Committee and in virtually various Committees in various capacities. His impact at the committees’ level further exposed his latent qualities to the Branch and was elected with a resounding victory as the Publicity Secretary of the Branch. Just few days ago, the Branch at its July meeting, recognizing his performance as the immediate past Publicity Secretary, endorsed him as the sole candidate for the office of the NBA Assistant Publicity Secretary in the forthcoming NBA General Elections 2020.
Charles has distinguished himself in the Automative Industry, digital legal service and Law Tech among others. His level of experience speaks volume of him: a multiple award winners of ESQ Rising Star Award, 40 under 40 changing the face of law in Africa, Trek Africa Lawyer of the Year 2019, Rainbow Hall of Fame Legal Luminary Award among others. With level of experience in his previous roles, I have no doubt, he will give the desired support to the publicity Secretary in ensuring adequate, effective and prompt publicity of the activities of the Association.
Respected colleagues, I have known Charles for almost 18 years; from our days in diploma, to studying law and coexistence and working together in Ikeja Bar. All I can say in summary as my first hand appraisal of him is that: he is prudent, resourceful, diligent, hardworking, “good working”, always ready to learn, loyal to progressive cause, and above all, God-fearing.
I therefore recommend Charles highly for the office of NBA Assistant Publicity Secretary in the forthcoming NBA General Elections. I implore you all to support the vision of this great and energetic young man for the Bar.
Charles is ever ready to serve!!!
PRINCE ISSA ADEDOKUN
Past Chairman YLF IKEJA-BRANCH 2014-2016
Former Assistant Secretary, NBA-IKEJA BRANCH 2016-2018
Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Lagos