NBA Welfare Secretary: This is the reason I want your Support- Joshua Enemali Usman writes NBA Members
2nd July, 2018
Distinguished Silk, Bencher, Senior, Bar Leader and Colleagues.
LETTER OF INTENT TO CONTEST FOR THE POSITION OF THE WELFARE SECRETARY OF THE NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION
May I, with humility and love, convey to you my desire to run for the office of the Welfare Secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association.
I graduated from the Kogi State University in 2004 and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2005. In 2009, I obtained a Masters of Law Degree (LL.M) from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State.
I have been in active private legal practice from my date of call till date and have attended NEC meetings first as observer and as a statutory member, attended all Annual General Conferences and participated at different times in all branch activities at Iwo (Osun), Ilesha (Osun), and Lokoja (Kogi) branches respectively.
As a member of the Lokoja Branch, I had served in the capacity of Assistant General Secretary 2009-2011, appointed as a delegate of the branch for the National Delegate Conference held at Ibadan in 2010, Secretary Dinner Committee in 2010, Treasurer 2011-2013, a delegate of the branch for the National Delegate Conference held at Abuja in 2012, Secretary Welfare/ Security Committee when Lokoja branch hosted NEC in June 2013, a delegate of the branch for the National Delegate Conference held at Abuja in 2014, Secretary of the branch Sept. 2013-Sept. 2015, Secretary Dinner/Fundraising Committee 2014 and 2015, Team Head Kogi State in the 2015 General Election where I coordinated all lawyers in the state who were accredited as INEC domestic observers, for which a letter of commendation was issued to me by Augustine Alegeh SAN, the president of the N.B.A at the end of the exercise.
I was appointed a prosecutor at the Legal Practitioners’ Disciplinary Committee of the Body of Benchers 2012-2014 and served as the Secretary Nigerian Bar Association Anti-Corruption Commission 2014-2016.
I am married and blessed with two children.
I have had opportunities to interact with colleagues, my exposure to the workings of the Associations’ secretariat and my continuous involvement in our Associations’ activities put me on a pedestal of appreciating welfare related issues.
I have looked at the laudable welfare Policies of the present administration, the constitutional role of the office of the welfare Officer and I undertake to contribute my quota with the view to improving same with your support and cooperation, I promise to dutifully discharge the responsibilities of the office with zeal and work diligently for the enhancement/actualization of the yearnings of our members. I shall serve with a steadfast dedication that stands above self.
It is for this reason that I covet your support and mandate to be your next Welfare Secretary.
Joshua Enemali Usman.