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FIDA (NIGERIA) ABUJA BRANCH INAUGURATES STUDENT-ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP.

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FIDA (NIGERIA) ABUJA BRANCH INAUGURATES STUDENT-ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP.

On the 8th of June, 2023, FIDA (Nigeria) Abuja Branch inaugurated her pioneer Student Chapter: FIDA (NIGERIA) VERITAS UNIVERSITY STUDENT CHAPTER, BWARI, ABUJA.

The inauguration seeks to afford young female law students who aspire to become lawyers the rare opportunity to acquaint themselves with the realities of the legal profession and what is expected of them.

According to the Chairperson, FIDA-Abuja Branch, Chibuzo M. Nwosu, she added that the inclusiveness of the female law students is to groom the younger generation early enough to freely choose and live their dream of seeing a just, peaceful and equitable Nigerian society where the rights and interests of women and children are guaranteed and protected in schools, homes and workplaces.

In a goodwill message, the Vice-Chancellor of Veritas University, Rev. Prof. Ichoku Hyacinth, appreciated FIDA for the initiative and assured of the University’s commitment to a continuous partnership with the Branch. Goodwill messages by other principal officers of the faculty were also read.

Representing the Country Vice President of FIDA Nigeria (Mrs Amina Susana Agabaje), the Assistant Program Manager (FIDA Nigeria) and Assistant General Secretary (Emerita) of FIDA Abuja Branch, Ezinwa E. Obiajunwa congratulated the new student members while encouraging them to take this new height seriously. She urged them to ensure the effective functioning of the Paralegal Clinic established in the University.

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Also present at the inauguration were very distinguished members of the FIDA Abuja Branch, such as the FIDA Zonal Coordinator North Central, Chairperson (Emerita) FIDA Abuja Branch and FIDA Regional Vice President (Emerita) Hajia Laraba Shuaibu, who admonished the students to be of good conduct and remain committed to the Associate; the Dean Faculty of Law, Veritas University and Chairperson, FIDA (Nigeria) Gwagwalada Branch, Prof. Josephine A. A. Agbonika (SAN).

The Highlight of the event saw the administration of the Oath of Office of the Student-Executives by FIDA Zonal Coordinator North Central, Hajia Laraba Shuaibu and the presentation of Ezinwa E. Obiajunwa as the Matron of the Student Chapter by the Chairperson of the Branch.

In giving her acceptance speech, the Chairperson of the Student Associate Chapter, Ms Ofem Dodeiobase Thomas, on behalf of the Executive-Associates, thanked the FIDA branch for the inauguration and honour bestowed on her to lead the Veritas University Chapter.

Closing the day’s event, the Assistant General Secretary of FIDA (Nigeria) Abuja Branch and Coordinator of the Student Chapter formally thanked the distinguished guests for honouring the August event. They assured the Student-Associates of the Branch’s unwavering commitment to seeing the students excel beyond their academics as they achieve the objectives of the Association.

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