Learn From Your Seniors, Taraba First lady Charges Junior Female Lawyers

The Wife of the Taraba state governor Mrs Anna Ishaku, has advised young female lawyers to take advantage of mentorship by being committed and dedicated in their line of duties.

Speaking during a mentorship programme organised by the Nigerian Bar Association Women Forum Mentorship Committee (NBAWFMC)on Tuesday in Jalingo she said learning from those ahead is profitable.

Ishaku while giving motherly advice to the female lawyers said, “learning from those ahead of one helps to improve performance and effectiveness”.

According to her, female lawyers pay keen interest to what they would be taught by their mentors. She also commended the organisers of the programme for their steadfastness, saying that it would go a long way in moulding the young ones.

On her part, Prof. Oluyemisi Bamgbose (SAN), Chairperson Nigerian Bar Association Women Forum, (NBAWF) said the event was organised to provide a platform for young female lawyers to have mentors who would serve as role models to them.

Bamgbose, who is also the Deputy Vice Chancellor, University of Ibadan lauded the Governor’s wife for hosting the event.
She urged participants to put into action what they would learn from the programme.

In a goodwill message, Justice Philibus Andetur, Chief Judge of Taraba, represented by Justice Clara Kataps described the event as one of its kind and urged participants to put into use knowledge acquired at the event.

Taraba state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice Sam Adda, said that a mentor was someone who would teach or give help and advice to a less experienced and often younger person to enable him to excel.

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Sam Adda, who was represented by Mrs Apwenyang Shitta, Permanent Secretary Ministry of Justice and Solicitor General of the state revealed that mentorship could be grouped into three categories; one -on-one and distance mentorship.
She said that the most relevant among the three was the group mentorship which would give room for continuing learning from a younger person from experts in the group they belong to.

Earlier, Mrs Nung-Rimam Dashe, leader of the Taraba branch of the NBAWF said the mentorship programme was designed to empower female lawyers for success in all their dealings.

Dashe commended the Governor’s wife for hosting the event as well as the National officers of Nigerian Bar Association Women Forum Mentorship committee for coming to empower the female lawyers in Taraba.

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