Friday, September 25, 2020

NBA To Distribute N10,000 Each As COVID-19 Palliatives To 10,126 Young Lawyers [See Details]

The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has finally disclosed its decision to give Young Lawyers of 1-4 years post-call who have paid their Bar Practicing Fee as at 31st day of March, 2020 the sum of #10,000 each as COVID-19 palliative fund.

This is contained in a statement dated 6th day of August, 2020 issued by NBA President, Mr. Paul Usoro, SAN which was made available to LEGALDESKNG, titled “COVID-19 PANDEMIC – RELEASE VI NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION(“NBA”) WELFARE COMMITTEE”.

The full statement reads:

1. Further to my update report of 31 May 2020, I am pleased to inform our members that the NBA Welfare Committee submitted its COVID-19 Pandemic Relief Fund Report on Tuesday, 04 August 2020. The Committee raised a total sum of N92,884,505.00 and has recommended in its Report that this amount, given the inelastic size of our wallet, be shared only to all Young Lawyers of 1-4 years post-Call who had paid their Bar Practicing Fee as at 31 March 2020. That recommendation is acceptable to the NBA, given the limitation of our purse, and it works out to N9,172.87 to each of the 10,126 eligible Young Lawyers.

2. The NBA has however decided to gross-up the relief amount to each beneficiary to N10,000.00 by contributing N8,375,495.00 to the Relief Fund. Apart from grossing up the relief amounts, the NBA has agreed with the Committee to take responsibility for the bank charges that would accrue pursuant to the transfers, estimated at N525,000.00, thus bringing the NBA contribution to N8,900,495.00. With the NBA contribution, the total donation to the COVID-19 Pandemic Relief Fund now stands at N101,793,495.00.

3. We recognize that it may have been the expectation of all the Young Lawyers who had paid their Bar Practicing Fees, including in particular, the 5-7 years post-call Young Lawyers, to benefit from the COVID-19 Relief Fund but then we are all constrained by the limited funds that are available for distribution. In view of that limitation, we felt that the younger ones should perhaps constitute the primary focus for the distribution of the relief funds more so as the NBA had very recently and as a separate and independent COVID-19 palliative afforded all eligible Young Lawyers one-year LawPavilion subscription, with no discrimination howsoever or at all. That notwithstanding, it is my expectation that, in line with our traditional values, the 5-7 years post-Call Young Lawyers will lead the way in showing gratitude and appreciation to our donors for the cash palliative support to their younger colleagues. 4. The names of all eligible beneficiaries will be published at the NBA website simultaneous with the publication of this Release. The beneficiaries will be required to fill and submit a form at the website, specifying details of their bank accounts. In the event that any beneficiary has a complaint or requires assistance, please contact the NBA by e-mail addressed to covid-19welfare@nigerianbar.org.ng. If you are an eligible beneficiary and your name is not in the list of beneficiaries that would be published at the NBA website, please send your details together with proof of payment of your 2020 Bar Practicing Fees as at 31 March 2020 to the afore-stated e-mail address i.e. covid-19welfare@nigerianbar.org.ng. You may also contact the YLF Chairman, Mr. Tobi Adebowale or any of the YLF Council members for support and assistance.

5. It remains for me to, once again, express the NBA’s profound appreciation to the Welfare Committee, ably led by Dr. Olawale Babalakin, OFR SAN for their selflessness in carrying out this task on our collective behalf. We note and commend in particular the enormous amount of manhours which they committed to this assignment coupled with the dedication, perseverance, grit and commitment with which they approached this assignment. The donors of the fund, mostly senior lawyers, deserve no less mention, appreciation and gratitude from all of us. Their names and their donations which are all written in gold are published with this Release.

6. Noteworthy is the fact that, unlike previous NBA fund-raising events, the donations this time were all in cash with no pledges whatsoever. The instantaneous and generous response of the senior lawyers to the NBA Appeal signified the oneness which the Bar represents and must always extol. It behooves all of us to uphold that oneness of the Bar and accord due respect to our senior colleagues inter alia for the significant and indispensable roles they play in our profession. Our prayer is for the Almighty God to continually bless and honor all the donors and our WelfareCommittee members.

Paul Usoro, SAN
NBA President

24 ADEKUNLE OYESANYA, SAN 100,000.00
25 DAYO AKINLAJA & COMPANY 100,000.00
26 OKEY AMECHI, SAN 100,000.00
27 BOLA OLOTU 100,000.00
28 LOUIS M ALOZIE ESQ 100,000.00
29 TAWO E TAWO, SAN 100,000.00
30 ELEJA KEHINDE KOLAWOLE, SAN 100,000.00
31 ABDUL IBRAHIM, SAN 100,000.00
32 WAHAB EGBEWOLE 100,000.00
33 OHWOVORIOLE EKEMEJERO, SAN 100,000.00
34 LESLIE ARTHUR NYLANDER, SAN 100,000.00
35 EYITAYO AYOKUNLE FATOGUN 100,000.00
36 AYO ASALA, SAN 100,000.00
37 JOE N OMONU ABRAHAMS, SAN 100,000.00
38 DR J Y MUSA, SAN 100,000.00
39 USMAN OGWU SULE, SAN 100,000.00
40 EMEKA P. OKPOKO 100,000.00
41 DR J.O OLATOKE, SAN 100,000.00
42 OGBOLE PAUL HARRIS ADAKOLE, SAN 100,000.00
43 EBUN-OLU ADEGBORUWA, SAN 100,000.00
44 DR F CHUKA AGBU, SAN 100,000.00
45 ANONYMOUS 100,000.00
46 IBRAHIM ISIYAKU, SAN & CO 100,000.00
47 CHARLES UDOKA IHUA-MADUENYI 100,000.00
48 MBA EKPEZU UKWENI, SAN 100,000.00
49 OLAWOYIN ADEWALE ADEDAMOLA, SAN 100,000.00
50 WOLE AGUNBIADE, SAN 100,000.00
51 JIREH AND GREYS ATTORNEYS 100,000.00

 

52 SAMUEL OTSEILU ZIBIRI, SAN 100,000.00
53 ONIGBINDE AKIN THEOPHILUS, SAN 100,000.00
54 VICTOR NESI IHUA-MADUENYIESO 100,000.00
55 I. M. DIKKO SAN 100,000.00
56 WILCOX ABERETON & CO 100,000.00
57 MAMMAN LAWAN 100,000.00
58 AKANBI MUHAMMED MUSTAPHA, SAN 100,000.00
59 HAKEEM AFOLABI, SAN 100,000.00
60 GEORGE C. IGBOKWE 100,000.00
61 ONUZULIKE FELIX ANAYO 100,000.00
62 EJIKE EZENWA 100,000.00
63 EMEKA NGIGE, SAN 150,000.00
64 ANONYMOUS 150,000.00
65 ALADE AGBABIAKA & COMPANY 150,000.00
66 MR. ADEWALE ATAKE, SAN 150,000.00
67 LUCIUS E NWOSU, SAN 150,000.00
68 LAWBREED FOUNDATION 150,000.00
69 ABIODUN ISHOLA LAYONU, SAN 150,000.00
70 EMEKA NGIGE & CO 150,000.00
71 OLUMIDE SOFOWORA, SAN 150,000.00
72 STEVE OJOMEKO ADEHI, SAN 200,000.00
73 OFFORNZE DIKE AMUCHE 200,000.00
74 OBA NSUGBE Q C, SAN 200,000.00
75 DAYO APATA, SAN 200,000.00
76 FERDINAND ORBIH, SAN 200,000.00
77 ADEBAYO ADELODUN & CO 200,000.00
78 ADESEGUN AJIBOLA, SAN 200,000.00
79 SOLO AKUMA & ASSOCIATES 200,000.00

 

80 ABIODUN ADEDIRAN OLA, SAN 200,000.00
81 OLADIPO OLASOPE, SAN 200,000.00
82 AKUBO PIUS ADEMU, SAN 200,000.00
83 OLUMUYIWA ADUROJA & COMPANY 200,000.00
84 OLUMIDE AJU, SAN 200,000.00
85 KABIRU T. TURAKI, SAN 200,000.00
86 UKO UDOM, SAN 200,000.00
87 C.NWUFO 200,000.00
88 ESSIEN ESSIEN UDOM, SAN 200,000.00
89 DR. GARBA TETENGI, SAN 200,000.00
90 AYODELE AKINTUNDE & COMPANY 250,000.00
91 MRS. FUNKE ADEKOYA, SAN 250,000.00
92 SYNERGY ATTORNIES/ABIODUN OWONIKOKO, SAN 250,000.00
93 OGUNWUMIJU KEHINDE OLAMIDE, SAN 250,000.00
94 ADENIJI KAZEEM & CO. 250,000.00
95 OLATUNDE BUSARI, SAN 250,000.00
96 GEORGE OGUNTADE, SAN, 250,000.00
97 KEN E MOZIA, SAN & CO 250,000.00
98 ELISHA Y. KURAH & CO 250,000.00
99 ADE. ADEDEJI SAN 250,000.00
100 KAMALDEEN ADEYEMI AJIBADE, SAN 250,000.00
101 OGUNSANYA & OGUNSANYA 250,000.00
102 SAM OLOGUNORISA, SAN 250,000.00
103 LASUN SANUSI & CO (IMAN CHAMBERS) 250,000.00
104 THEO CHIKE OSANAKPO, SAN 250,000.00
105 OLANIPEKUN OLADAPO OLUMIDE, SAN 250,000.00
106 ADETUNJI OYEYIPO, SAN 250,000.00
107 OLAGOKE OMOBOLANLE FAKUNLE 250,000.00

 

108 AKEREDOLU ABIMBOLA, SAN 250,000.00
109 ZENITH BANK PLC 250,000.00
110 SHASORE OLASUPO, SAN 250,000.00
111 EYITAYO JEGEDE, SAN 250,000.00
112 OTARU OTARU & CO 250,000.00
113 DR H.M LIMAN SAN 250,000.00
114 ERIC KELECHI IGWE 250,000.00
115 MIKE IGBOKWE (SAN) 250,000.00
116 IKWUETO PATRICK IFEANYI 250,000.00
117 SENI ADIO, SAN 300,000.00
118 KEVIN MARTIN OGWEMOH LEGAL 300,000.00
119 L. C. ILOGU, SAN 300,000.00
120 EMEKA OZOANI & CO 300,000.00
121 JULIUS OLADELE ADESINA, SAN 350,000.00
122 OKOCHA & OKOCHA 500,000.00
123 ADEGBOYEGA AWOMOLO & ASSOCIATES 500,000.00
124 OFFIONG OFFIONG, SAN 500,000.00
125 ABDULWAHAB MUHAMMED 500,000.00
126 PROF. MUSA YAKUBU, SAN, OFR 500,000.00
127 AHMED A RAJI, SAN 500,000.00
128 FAGBOHUNLU JOHN BABATUNDE, SAN 500,000.00
129 ABDULHAKEEM UTHMAN MUSTAPHA, SAN 500,000.00
130 BODE OLANIPEKUN, SAN 500,000.00
131 KOKU BABAJIDE OLATOKUNBO, SAN 500,000.00
132 PERCHSTONE & GRAEYS 500,000.00
133 PROF. FABIAN AJOGWU, SAN 500,000.00
134 S I AMEH, SAN 500,000.00
135 STREAMSOWERS & KOHN 500,000.00

 

136 BAYO OJO, SAN 500,000.00
137 IFEDAYO A ADEDIPE, SAN 500,000.00
138 OBI UCHE VALENTINE, SAN 500,000.00
139 MUIZ A BANIRE, SAN 500,000.00
140 JOE KYARI GADZAMA, SAN 500,000.00
141 ROTIMI JACOBS, SAN 500,000.00
142 SOLOMON EYIBIO UMOH, SAN 500,000.00
143 CHANCERY PROPERTIES LIMITED 500,000.00
144 MIKE OZEKHOME, SAN 600,000.00
145 Y C MAIKYAU & CO 791,000.00
146 OLUWAFEMI PETER ATOYEBI, SAN 1,000,000.00
147 PRINCIPLES LAW PARTNERSHIP 1,000,000.00
148 RICKEY TARFA, SAN, ODUBELA, SAN & JOLAAWO, SAN 1,000,000.00
149 IBRAHIM SANNI MUHAMMED, SAN 1,000,000.00
150 JOE AGI, SAN 1,000,000.00
151 MAHMUD & CO. 1,000,000.00
152 MIANNAYA ESSIEN, SAN 1,000,000.00
153 ABUBAKAR MALAMI, SAN 1,000,000.00
154 PINHEIRO LP 1,000,000.00
155 MICHAEL OPEYEMI BAMIDELE 1,000,000.00
156 YUNUS USTAZ USMAN & CO 1,000,000.00
157 DR. BABATUNDE AJIBADE, SAN 1,000,000.00
158 VICTOR NDOMA EGBA, SAN 1,000,000.00
159 OLUMIDE AKPATA 1,000,000.00
160 G ELIAS & COMPANY 1,000,000.00
161 KUNLE OGUNBA & ASSOCIATES 1,000,000.00
162 AHMED RAJI & COMPANY 1,000,000.00
163 FIDELIS ODITAH, SAN 1,000,000.00
164 THE BODY OF SENIOR ADVOCATES OF NIGERIA 1,000,000.00
165 MFON & PAUL USORO, SAN 1,000,000.00
166 ANONYMOUS 1,000,000.00
167 COORDINATED NIG. LTD 1,000,000.00
168 DODO D DAMIAN, SAN 1,000,000.00
169 BANWO & IGHODALO 1,000,000.00
170 DR. ONYECHI IKPEAZU, SAN 2,000,000.00
171 S I MUHAMMED & CO 2,000,000.00
172 YUSUF ALI, SAN 2,000,000.00
173 UKIRI & LIJADU 2,000,000.00
174 BABALAKIN & CO 2,032,000.00
175 CHIEF OLUWOLE OLANIPEKUN, SAN 2,500,000.00
176 LATEEF O. FAGBEMI, SAN 5,000,000.00
177 NBA NATIONAL SECRETARIAT 8,900,495.00
178 BI COURTNEY LIMITED 10,000,000.00
179 JOINT ADMISSION & MATRICULATION BOARD 10,000,000.00
TOTAL       101,793,495.00