By Onoriode Etatsemi
The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Women Forum, Asaba Branch has commended the Solicitor-General and Permanent Secretary in the Delta State Ministry of Justice, Mr. Omamuzo Erebe for his supportive role to the forum and the entire Ministry of Justice.
The Chairman/Facilitator of the forum, Mrs. Elvon Ezie gave the commendation in Asaba during their 2023 end of year party, tagged: Let’s do it together Ankara party.
She said that the event is geared towards celebrating womanhood, adding that the NBA Women Forum was a constitutional part of the Nigeria Bar Association.
Mrs. Ezie urged women lawyers to always create time to add value to themselves by celebrating themselves with their family as a deliberate measure to ease the stress associated with the nature of their work.
She said that as lawyers , they always appear in court in black attire hence they decided to put on ankara to celebrate themselves, stressing that their choice of the attire was to make a difference.
While describing Erebe as a father , their role model and part finder in the State Ministry of Justice, Mrs. Ezie also appreciated the Executive members of the Nigerian Bar Association for giving them a platform to come together and celebrate themselves.
She further thanked all the female lawyers in the ‘Private practice’ and ‘Public service’ for their generous contributions towards a successful end of year event.
Also speaking, Mrs Paula Akpoguma stated that the NBA considered it necessary to create a platform for growth and for female lawyers to show love and care for themselves, emphasizing that the gesture had provided them with the opportunity to empower themselves especially in this era of digital technology which is helping to bridge the gender gap in work places.
She appreciated the Solicitor-General and Permanent Secretary in Ministry of Justice, Mr. Omamuzo Erebe , the Director of People’s Rights, Mrs. Juliet Ojefia, Mrs Ekpemina, Mrs Akamaguna , Chief Mrs Princess Odebala, and other Directors in the Ministry for impacting on them positively, explaining that as female lawyers they should balance work and life by creating time to relax in the course of their assignments.
The event also featured Her Honour Okus Lauretta Oki-Omezi who gave a lecture on the topic The female lawyer and the unseen cultural barriers at the Miriam Babangida leisure Center, Asaba as the event came to its climax with various games, cutting of cake, group photograph and dancing Competition.