Chief R. O Balogun, Manzuma Issa, Ronke Adeyemi and 3 others bag YLF Ilorin Awards

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Chief R. O Balogun, former NBA National Legal Adviser 

YLF ILORIN AWARD NIGHT: THE LIST OF AWARDEES

Distinguished Colleagues, as part of the plan to round off this administration, the Outgoing Executive, YLF ilorin has concluded plan to organize Award Night tagged ‘YLF ILORIN AWARD NIGHT’ scheduled as follows:

Date: Sunday, 8th December, 2019

Time: 6pm

Venue: Elite Hotel, Offa Road, GRA, ilorin, Kwara State

The Outgoing Executive has resolved to honour the following personalities for their contributions to the development of YLF in our Branch:

1, Mr Manzuma Issa,
Immediate Past Chairman, NBA Ilorin

2, Mrs Oluronke Adeyemi,
Former, Chairperson FIDA, Kwara Branch

3, Chief R. O Balogun,
Former NBA National Legal Adviser.

4, Mr Taiye Oniyide,
Head of Chambers,
Bayo Ojo SAN & Co

5, Dr Folorunsho Ahmad Hussein Saddam,
Faculty of Law,
University of Ilorin

6, John Mayokun Dada,
Past Leader,
YLF Ilorin

7, J. S Muhammad,
Past Chairman,
YLF ilorin.

It must be stated that the awardees were carefully selected based on their track records in the legal profession, sheer support for YLF and their responsiveness towards the Forum. For the record, what we considered most importantly in giving these Awards to the selected personalities is their unparalleled love and unflinching support for YLF. The Awardees have supported and associated with us more than any other person. As a result, they are worthy to be honoured, they will be so honoured.

While John Mayokun Dada and J. S Muhammad will be honoured with ‘Award of Excellence’ for their excellent performances while in office, other Awardees will receive Award of Honour and Recognition.

The Outgoing Executive will also use the opportunity to decorate Chief R. O Balogun as Ambassador of YLF ilorin for his exceptional support to the forum and having been so appointed by the Executive.

In fulfillment of the promise made by this Executive to honour our members for their exceptional services and contributions, 3 members of the forum have been shortlisted to receive ‘YLF Ilorin Medal of Honour’ for their exceptional dedication and commitment. The first on our list is Osagbemi Gideon Olakunle popularly called Legallion who did not miss a single Monthly General Meeting of the Forum and would always arrive long before the commencement of the meeting. The only gift received by the Outgoing administration from members was from a couple: Mr Usman Biola Abdulrasheed and Mrs MAZ Usman. For the sake of emphasis, this beautiful couple presented Pen and note Pads writing materials used at the Forum’s 2019 retreat. Jolted by the reasons stated above and to further encourage our members on commitment, these trio will be honoured with ‘YLF Ilorin Medal of Honour’ in the forthcoming Award Night.

Similarly, a very vibrant youth, non Lawyer though, Mr Kayode Adeoti of National Pilot who has promoted and positively projected YLF through his journalism by constantly reporting the activities of YLF and Young Lawyers in ilorin on the page of their newspaper: National Pilot will be honoured with our Medal.

On the same day and at the same venue, the Outgoing Executive will transfer baton to the Executive Elect.

The Outgoing Executive is proud of the achievements recorded in office despite many challenges encountered. Some of the achievements are:

1, YLF Ilorin First Seminar

2, YLF Ilorin 2 Day Retreat (first of its kind in Ilorin Bar)

3, Full Sponsorship of 5 members to 2O18 NBA-YLF National Summit in Lagos (Courtesy of Chief R. O Balogun)

4, Provision of accommodation to some members at NBA Annual General Conferences: Abuja 2018 and Lagos 2019

5, Launching of YLF Monthly Brainstorm as a Continuing Legal Education program.

6, Provision of refreshments at the Monthly General Meetings of YLF (sponsored by Chief R. O Balogun)

7, Organization of football match, parties, Dinners etc

8, YLF Ilorin Football Club jersey (courtesy of Mr M. A Bello)

9, YLF Ilorin Award Night 2019

10, YLF ilorin Dinner at Annual General Conference, Lagos 2019 (courtesy of Chief R. O Balogun)

11, Successful Election of new Leaders of the Forum and peaceful transition, to mention but a few

The Outgoing Executive led by O. D Jimoh will use the occasion to appreciate the support of the entire members for their unflinching support on the gains attained.

We thank you all very sincerely.

H G Ibn Mahmud,
Secretary,

R. N Ozegbe,
Asst Secretary,

YLF Ilorin.


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