The deputy minority leader, Hon. Toby Okechukwu on Thursday the 2nd of December welcomed Enugu Lawyers Forum Abuja who paid a courtesy visit to his home in the state.

The lawyers who were led by their chairman Mrs Juliet Ukoha Esq on the visit included  Mr.Chidi Isienyi Esq  the Vice Chairman of the forum, Mr. J. Aleke the Secretary, Mr.Emeka Silas Agbara Assistant Secretary, Mr Ajuluchukwu Ozor Eze, Chief Dan Anaokunano Nwobodo,  Chief Peter Ozoagu and many other lawyers.

Mentioning some of the good works of the Honorable, the lawyers took turns to appreciate him for his interventions and effective representation in the areas of sponsoring free medial outreach in his constituency, payment of WAEC fees for students, construction of roads, training and empowerment programs for youths, Infrastructure bills, motions.

Addressing Okechukwu and revealing the reason for their visit, Juliet Ukoha thanked him for receiving them explaining that their visit is aimed at identifying with him as an indigene of Enugu state and particularly as a lawyer from Enugu who resides and practices although in different calling in Abuja.

Acknowledging that he is one of the most outstanding representative from Enugu at the National Assembly, she said “It will interest you to know sir that before embarking on this visit, we conducted a little research and found that you have done absolutely well with your immediate constituency covering Awgu/Aninri/ Oji river federal constituency. Our few findings endeared us to insist on making this courtesy visit to identify and associate with an achiever like you.

“To this end, we offer and hope that you will accept to be one of the Trustee of the association. Your acceptance will not only boost the affairs of the association but will extend its reach and acceptability especially as CAC has adopted that the Trustees of the association must be lawyers.

“Although relatively new, the association has grown to bring together lawyers from Enugu in Abuja to form a formidable front in affairs that association at the moment is positioning itself to take up the leadership of Nigerian Bar Association, in its forth coming election as the chairman.

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“We are glad to inform you that one of our member was recently elevated to the position of a judge in the FCT high court, we will grow up together in leap and bounds by the grace of God as one of our trusted Trustee.

Craving his indulgence and asking for his permission to allow them ask for his assistance when they may need to, they asked for his support in certain areas such as support for their candidate in the NBA Abuja forthcoming election, recommendation of members who are interested in seeking employment in the civil service or other government parastatals or agencies, particularly in the judiciary, support in securing a befitting venue and entertainment for their monthly meetings, assistance in identifying other learned senior members practicing one trade or the other and political stakeholders like him from Enugu but resides in Abuja, assistance to their members especially the junior lawyers by ways of any encouragement to ameliorate and cushion the means of finding their foot in Abuja, assistance in projects the association may embark on from time to time.

Thanking him for giving them a listening ear and warm reception, they said , “Sir as a member and trustee of the association, we want to mention that at any point in time you require the association’s input in anything that we shall not hesitate to show solidarity”.

Responding to their request, Okechukwu who was in the company of Hon. Dennis Amadi and Hon. Kingsley Ebenyi noted that the most important aspect of human existence is organization. He commended the lawyers for their thoughtfulness in propagating a common front for all lawyers of Enugu state origin.

Thanking them for finding him worthy of such gesture, he encouraged them to remain focused and united while pursuing the collective goals of the association

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