Dear elders, officers and members of the Eastern Bar Forum, (EBF) on this auspicious ocassion of your quarterly general meeting, I bring you greetings from Zaria.
The Eastern Bar Forum has always been a meeting point for colleagues in the Eastern Zone to meet together to discuss pertinent issues affecting the Bar and the nation. At the end of robust discussions, it is also a time to unwind in a spirit of camaraderie. I am therefore looking forward to it.
My dear colleagues, the issues of insecurity plaguing the East is a source of concern to me as I am very worried about all our colleagues who practice in the region. I worry about your safety and how your practice suffers as a result of the numerous stay at home orders.
Therefore as you meet on the 4th day of June, 2022 at Dannic Hotels, Ekorinim, Calabar, I look forward to seeing you all and to reunite with my old friends whom I have not seen in ages.
Most importantly, I look forward to robust discussions which will profer solutions to the problems plaguing the region and which will see to it that your practice thrives.
Long live the Eastern Bar Forum.
Mrs. Linda Rose Bala, Esq