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Oba lawyers honor first female Chief Judge



OBA Lawyers Association (OLAS) has honoured the first female Chief Judge (CJ) of Anambra State, Hon. Justice Ijem Onwuamaegbu (Rtd) with an Award for Excellence.

The award was presented recently during a grand send forth reception organized by the group at Nelly’s Hotel, Oba, in recognition of  the Oba born amazon for her services to humanity.

Presenting the Award, former speaker,  Anambra State House of Assembly, ANHA, Emeka Anyanetu, who represented OLAS Chairman- Prof. Ifeanyi Anigbogu, said that while in the office, the Chief Judge  emeritus did Oba people proud.

“You have done us proud,  as the first female Chief Judge, you have set records within your limited time in office. As our illustrious daughter, we decided to honour you”, he said.

OLAS Public Relations Officer,  Chuba Oranusi, reminded the audience that the first female university graduate of Anambra State, Joy Emelummadu was from Oba.

Oranusi, a former Chief Whip of Anambra State House of Assembly urged the male folks from Oba to dare to set records as those two women who were outstanding in Anambra State.

In his remark,  chairman, Taskforce on Building of Oba Court Complex, Chief Edwin Arinze, thanked Ijem Onwuamaegbu for attracting good things to Oba,  describing her as a leader who seeks the welfare of others.

On his part,  the Secretary,  Taskforce on Building of Oba Court Complex, Chief Chiedu Okeke,said, “Oba missed accommodating Anambra Airport and Idemili South Headquarters and this rele gated us to the background but Ada Oba brought light to Oba community. We are no more unfortunate, he said.

The Chairman of Chairmen,  Nigeria Bar Association, Anambra State  chapter,  Benson Ikedigwe, while presenting a gift donated by all the NBA chairmen to  Justice Onwuamaegbu, described her  as an administrator per excellence.

In her response,  Onwuamaegbu thanked OLAS, NBA executive , Judges, Magistrate and the Judiciary for finding time to celebrate her, saying that her success could not have been possible without everyone’s support.

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