Distinguished Bar leaders, Colleagues and friends, I present to you “Okey Leo Ohagba”. Leo is a man of integrity who is aspiring to serve as the General Secretary of our noble Association. He has served the NBA in various capacities, wherein he distinguished himself as a visionary leader and a team player. This, I attest having worked very closely with him as a member of YLF Summit Planning Committee when he served as National Secretary of the Forum between 2012 – 2014. His organisational ability is superlative, as he delivered best of Summits and Conferences in the NBA-YLF history. His deep understanding of reportage is topnotch.
Leo’s thirst for service put him forth as he became the NBA’s 1st Assistant General Secretary between 2016 and 2018, where he learnt the ropes in manning the NBA Secretariat. History will judge him kindly for facilitating for the first time, electronic mailing of minutes to members of the Bar prior to meetings.
Having read his manifesto, detailing his innovative ideas for the Bar, especially his plans to put in place an ‘IBA like’ Secretariat for the NBA (#TheIBAmodel), I am very certain in my mind that Leo would stop at nothing in achieving these laudable plans for the Bar as General Secretary. For this and for the extensive experience garnered from his previous secretarial roles, I do not hesitate to recommend Okey Leo Ohagba to you as our brightest hope for a greater and more positive NBA Secretariat. #TheIBAmodel Secretariat is possible only with Leo; he is exceptionally committed to delivering excellence.
As I endorse Okey Leo Ohagba for the office of NBA General Secretary, I implore you all to support the vision of this great young man, resourceful professional and humble bar leader. Vote him and thank me later.
Okey is Okay!!!
PRINCE ISSA ADEDOKUN
Past Chairman NBA-YLF IKEJA-BRANCH 2014-2016
Former Assistant Secretary, NBA-IKEJA BRANCH 2016-2018
Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Lagos.