The Saturday night groove held in honour of J-K on the 9th of July at the ARENA was graced by the Learned Silk Joe-Kyari Gadzama SAN with his entourage: Mela Audu Nunghe SAN, Prof. S. C. Dike (Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Rivers State University), Chukwudi Prince Oli Esq. (Director General of Vox Populi Foundation), Dr. Kayode Ajulo, Esq., Junaidu Abubakar Esq. (Chairman of NBA Gusau branch) Kekemeke Tobi Esq. (Past chairman of NBA Jos branch), Monday Adjeh Esq. (Chairman of NBA Bwari branch), Ogunjide Emmanuel Tayo Esq. (Chairman of NBA Gwagwalada branch), Luka Haruna Esq. (Past Chairman of NBA Gombe branch), Funso Odebode Esq. (Vice chairman of NBA Abuja Branch), Mr. Victor Nwugo Esq. (Past National Legal Adviser of NBA), Darlington Onyekwere Esq. (Partner, J-K Gadzama LLP), Madu Joe-Kyari Gadzama Esq. (Partner, J-K Gadzama LLP), Oluniyi Adediji Esq. (Partner, J-K Gadzama LLP), Jerry Ombugadu Musa Esq.(Former Financial Secretary NBA Abuja Branch and Junior Partner at J-K Gadzama LLP), Marvin Ibem Esq. (Publicity Secretary, NBA Ikeja Branch), Chidi Eke Esq.(Former Vice Chairman Port-Harcourt branch), Selena Alamina Esq. (Vice Chairman Eastern Bar Forum), Lamar Joe-Kyari Gadzama Esq., Onyekachi Eluwa Esq., Dafenone Akpomudiare Esq., Okpogu Esq., Hillary Ojeke Esq. and Love Chukwumerije Esq.
The current executive members of the NBA Port-Harcourt Branch who were also present at the event include: Victor Benebo Esq. (Chairman NBA Port-Harcourt Branch), Emmanuel Okpala Esq. (Vice Chairman NBA Port-Harcourt Branch), Chinwo Omodu Esq. (Secretary NBA Port-Harcourt Branch), Barbara Abayomi Esq. (Assistant Secretary NBA Port-Harcourt Branch), Iwari Goodhead Esq. (Treasurer NBA Port-Harcourt Branch), Ogechi Agbai Esq. (Financial Secretary NBA Port-Harcourt Branch), Ogom Goodluck Esq. (Social Secretary NBA Port-Harcourt Branch), Godwin Odimabo, Esq. (Welfare Secretary NBA Port-Harcourt Branch), Daminobo Livingstone Esq. (Provost NBA Port-Harcourt Branch), Datom Alambo Esq. (Publicity Secretary NBA Port-Harcourt Branch).
In his opening remarks, the Master of Ceremony, Mr Bright Otobo, reiterated the need for lawyers to unwind as a prelude to vacation, share camaraderie and friendship outside of the pugilistic ambience of the courtroom. He further introduced the eminent silk J-K Gadzama, SAN as the “primus inter pares”, an astute legal practitioner whose pedigree stand him out as the best candidate for the NBA Presidency, owing to his qualifications, work experience, appointments, affiliations/associations, mentorship programs among others.
Prof. S. C. Dike (Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Rivers State University) alluded to the fact that J-K Gadzama, SAN has set the standard in legal practice and has broken unfathomable records as a guide and mentor to many. He lauded the immense impact J-K Gadzama has made in the
Association of Environmental Lawyers of Nigeria (AELN) as the Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Association and urged the audience to massively support J-K Gadzama, SAN who is an exemplification of greatness.
To say that the event was fun-filled is an understatement! The entertainment was top notch as trendy comedians like Prince Hezekiah, Warri Bros and Danny Spry got the audience laughing to their rib-cracking jokes and stories. The famous musical artist and king of freestyle entertainment, “Dan Dizzy”, also thrilled the audience with his sensational freestyle rap.