The Chairman of the Young Lawyers Forum, Nigerian Bar Association, Ilé-Ifè branch, Kehinde Awosusi, has promised members of the association an administration based on fairness and equity.
Awosusi made this statement while giving his inaugural speech during the swearing-in ceremony of the new executive council on Monday in Ilé-Ifè, Osun State.
Awosusi had emerged as the Chairman of the Forum after the election on Friday, August 12.
During his speech, the Chairman said he had created a pact with the members to build a successful administration.
He said, “My team and I shall work to ensure that capacity building of members of the Forum is on the front burner as we cannot afford to dispense with human capital development.
“Quarterly trainings, workshops and seminars would be facilitated by resource persons who have distinguished themselves in their chosen fields such as Corporate and Commercial practice, Litigation, Sports, Conflict Resolution, Health etc. We shall also partner with reputable institutions for Information and Communications Technology-oriented courses for interested members.”
Awosusi also promised to collaborate with journal publications and reputable newspapers “to showcase the brilliancy of our members to the global world by ensuring the publication of legal writings and opinions.”
He assured members that his administration would protect the rights of young lawyers.
Among other goals, Awosusi highlighted the welfare of lawyers, palliatives measures for young lawyers with disabilities, and sports participation.
The NBA Chairperson, Ife Branch, Modupeore Olufemi, who was present at the inauguration wished the Chairman well and promised support.
Other newly inaugurated executive members of the Forum included; Vice Chairman, Kumolu Oluwadamilola; Secretary, Morenike Ehikhamele; Assistant Secretary, Onyibe Chikaodiri; Publicity Secretary, Subair Mohammed; Treasurer, Comfort Titilola; and Financial Secretary, Zainab Akinlade.