NBA Ilaro Branch Elects Kayode Samson As New Chairman

ABEOKUTA – The Ilaro Branch of Nigerian Bar Association, in Ogun State has elected a former Secretary of the Branch, Kayode Samson as the new Chairman.

Kayode, in a keenly contested election held on Friday, June 28, 2024, at the Branch Secretariat, defeated his close rival to emerge victorious.

Announcing the election results, the Chairman of the Electoral Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association (ECNBA), Ilaro Branch, Mrs. A.I. Mbuko, the following individuals were elected to their respective positions: Ibikunle-Adigun Doyinsola .C as Vice-Chairman, Lawal Jibola Orisadare as Secretary, Shoyombo Bukola as Welfare Officer, Samu Stephen Terfa as Public Secretary, Olatunbosun Elizabeth as Provost and Lawal Taiwo Falilat as Assistant Secretary.

The Electoral Committee Chairman lauded the smooth and hitch-free process of the election.

In his farewell message, the outgoing Secretary, Mr. Seyi Enitan, along with other members of the Yewa Bar, expressed their satisfaction with the conduct of the election.

In his acceptance speech, the newly elected Chairman, expressed his gratitude to the members for their confidence in the new executive council.

He assured them of his commitment to building on the achievements of the outgoing administration.

“We are poised to consolidate on the gains made by our predecessors and to introduce new initiatives that will further the interests of our members and the legal profession in Yewa,” Kayode stated.

The new Chairman, Samson Kayode Esq., graduated from Lagos State University.

He proceeded to the Enugu campus of the Nigerian law school after which he was called to Bar as Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

He served at the Oyo State Ministry of Justice before joining the law firm of Gbeke Laditan & Co., where he later became the Head of Chambers. He started his law firm S. O. Kayode & Associates years later where he presently heads as the Principal Associates.

He was elected and served as the Secretary of NBA, Ilaro Branch between 2020-2022.
He is presently a member of the Ogun State Bar and Bench Forum Committee.

Until his election, he is the Chairman, Continuing Legal Education and Annual Bar lecture Committee of the Branch.

He was in January, 2024 appointed by the Section on Public Interest and Development Law (SPIDEL) of the NBA as the Ogun State Coordinator.

He is a gentleman and a Bar man who is committed to the development of the Bar and the promotion of Rule of law.

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