Dec 2, 2020

Ms. Funke Giwa: NBA President’s Fact Finding Panel Recommends Establishment Of A Framework For The Welfare Of Young Lawyers.



On 26th Nov, 2020, a video of Miss Giwa went viral when her friend and popular comedian, Woli Arole, shared a video to promote her new food business. What caught the attention of many was that Miss Giwa is a lawyer who passed both the Nigerian Law School and her University degree with a 2nd Class Upper grade.


The NBA President, Mr. Olumide Akpata in response to the video and due to his passionate interest on the general welfare of lawyers, instituted a Fact Finding panel to meet with Miss Giwa.


Members of the panel included Mr. Tolu Aderemi as Chairman, Mrs Funmi Roberts as Honourary Member, Mr. Kanu Stephen and Mr. Jonathan Agbo as members as well as the NBA YLF Ibadan Branch Chairman, Mr. Sile Obasa. The members were able to meet with Miss Giwa and her former employers, Mr. and Mrs. Seun Falade, with the aim of identiying how the Bar could be of support to her.


The Committee resolved to report its findings to the NBA President and key amongst its recommendations is whether the NBA should propose an Articleship arrangement and also, the establishment of a framework for the welfare of young lawyers.


The Committee also recommended that upon the conclusion of Miss Giwa’s Masters programme, she should be assisted in getting a lecturing job.