Total E & P Nigeria Staff Multipurpose Co-operative Society yesterday donated the sum of One Million Naira to the Ikorodu Branch of the Nigerian BarAssociation.
In a statement by Media Director, NBA Ikorodu Branch,Ademola Adenaike, he noted that the grant highlights the company’s support for the Free LegalClinic Initiative of the branch under the leadership of Mr. Adebayo Akinlade.
Remarkably, the branch, through its Pro Bono Committee headed by Mrs. Odunola Jegede has successfully secured the release of over 70 indigent inmates in the last four months.
The ProBono Committee is accessible to the public at the Ikorodu High Court premises every Thursday.
The Committee provides free and quality legal services to indigent members of the public.
Reacting to the kind gesture of Total Nigeria, Mr. Akinlade commended the company for identifying with the branch’s cause and urged more support for his administration’s quest to offer free legal services to the poor and ensure timely access to justice.
The Chief Judge of LagosState, Justice Opeyemi Oke was ably represented by Justice Lawal Akapo at the presentation ceremony which took place at the High Court, Ita-Elewa, Ikoroduyesterday.