Peter Obi, Ortom, Lalong to honour former NBA Publicity Secretary at a virtual law and technology conference

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Former Governor of Anambra State and Vice-Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the last general elections in the country, Peter Obi, Chairman, Plateau State Governor, Rt. Hon Simon Bako Lalong and Benue State Governor, Dr. Samuel Ortom and Former President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Chief Wole Olanipekun, SAN, are among dignitaries expected to speak at a virtual conference themed, “The Covid-19 New Normal: Leveraging law and technology to promote good governance; Ensure food security  in a sustainable environment”, in honour of John  Echezona Unachukwu, ( John Austin),  former national Publicity Secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), a law and media Icon @ 60.

The colloquium which holds on Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 1pm, would also feature the unveiling of a Milestone J. Austin  Unachukwu and  Associates Law and Media Centre

Former governor, Peter Obi who is expected at the virtual event as the guest speaker will present the Keynote Address, while the Chief Host is the Pioneer Chairman of the NBA Section on Public Interest and Development Law ( SPIDEL), Chief Joe-Kyari Gadzama ( SAN).

Former Director-General, Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies ( NIALS),  Prof. Epiphany Azinge SAN, Chief S. T. Hon SAN, Chief Arthur Obi-Okafor  SAN, Former General Secretary, Nigerian Bar Association ( NBA), Dele Adesina SAN, Managing Director, The Nation, Victor Ifijeh, former President, Commonwealth Lawyers Association ( CLA), Boma Alabi Ayomide, former 2nd Vice-President, NBA, Stephen Abar are hosts of the event.

Presentations at the event will include, Agriculture – Abundant food supply in a post covid-19 Nigeria – Perspectives from Plateau State by  Governor of Plateau State and  Chairman Northern Governors Forum, Rt. Hon  Simon Bako Lalong; Perspectives from Benue State by  (Dr.) Samuel Ortom-Governor of Benue State; Perspectives from Adamawa State by  Prof. Maxwell Gidado (SAN),   Chief of Staff  to Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintri of Adamawa State; Perspectives from the Ministry of Science and Technology   by the Hon. Minister of State for Science & Technology, Mohammed Abdullahi; and Perspectives from Ministry of Environment  by the Minister of State for Environment, Sharon Ikeazor.

Others perspectives to be discussed are: Maritime/ Development Lawyers perspective by the former Presidentof the NBA, former President of the NBA, Dr. Olisa Agbakoba (SAN); Human Rights Perpectives by the  former Chairman, National Human Rights Commission ( NHRC) Prof. Chidi Anselm  Odinkalu; Entrepreneur Perspective by Felix Okonti; Conflicts Resolution,  a Judges perspective by the Chief Judge Emeritus of Anambra State and visiting Prof. of Law University of Nigeria ( UNN) Enugu Campus. Prof. Peter Nnanna Chukwudi Umeadi; Arbitrators perspective: by the former Acting Director General (DG) NIALS, Prof. Paul Idornigie (SAN); Maritime  Regulators’  Perspective: Role of Multimodal Transportation in boosting food production in a post COVID-19 New Normal by the Executive Secretary, Nigerian Shippers Council, Hassan Bello; and the Mediators’  Perspective: The role of mediation in the New Normal, resolving issues of governance, food security through Mediation and Conciliation; which will be discussed by Chief Emeka JP Obegolu, President Chartered Institute of Mediators & Conciliators ( ICMC).

As part of the event, there would be an Unveiling of the J. Austin Unachukwu & Associates Law & Society Media Centre.

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