Members of the Executive of the Nigerian Bar Association, Ikere-Ekiti
Branch, have paid an advocacy visit to the Ogoga of Ikere-Ekiti, His
Majesty, Oba Samuel Adejimi Adu-Alagbado, in his palace.
According to a statement signed by the Association’s Publicity
Secretary, Tolulope Olowoyo, the delegation was led by the Branch
Chairperson, Kikelomo Owolabi, who introduced the members of the
Association’s new executives to the monarch.
Speaking on behalf of the delegation, Owolabi briefed the monarch of
the NBA Ikere Branch’s work-plan for the year. The plan, she said, is
centred around raising public awareness on issues relating to Sexual
and Gender-Based Violence, Drug Abuse, and Human Trafficking, which
have reached an alarming rate within our communities.
Owolabi stated that the public awareness and sensitisation will not
only be held in Ikere Ekiti, the advocacy will reach all the six local
government areas of the Ekiti South Senatorial District, within the
purview of the NBA Ikere-Ekiti Branch.
Also Speaking, Secretary to the Branch, Ibironke Odetola, stated that;
“The aim of the public awareness within the senatorial district, is to
educate the citizenry on all issues relating to Sexual and
Gender-Based Violence, the provisions of the laws, the rights of
victims, and how to stem these heinous crimes. She noted that there is
a need to educate the younger generation about the effect of drug
abuse, and to admonish parents to stop encouraging human trafficking
in all forms”.
Odetola further stated that, to enhance the effectiveness of the
campaign, the Association seeks the full support of the
Ogoga-In-Council, being the custodian of culture and father of the
The Monarch, in his response, thanked the Branch for the visit, their
innovative ideas, and assured the Branch of the Palace’s support in
achieving their goals. He also enjoined all sons and daughters of
Ikere-Ekiti to support the Branch in all its programmes, to ensure a
better society for all.
On the entourage of the Chairperson were Temitope Kolawole; Vice
Chairman, Ibironke Odetola; Secretary, Hon. Sunday Asana; Legal
Adviser, and Tolulope Olowoyo; Publicity Secretary.