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Senior lawyer, Obi advocates Philanthropy as tool for development

A senior lawyer. Mr Uche Val Obi SAN has called on wealthy Nigerians to help as much people as possible in order engender further development. According to him, “Nigerians are falling by the wayside due to the state of the nation’s economy.

Obi made this call last weekend the management and staff of Alliance law firm on Saturday hosted a gathering of friends, clients, senior lawyers and family members in a triple celebration.
The law firm was celebrated its 20th year anniversary, the founder’s silver jubilee and the fourth edition of its annual lecture series.

In his welcome address, Mr Obi who is the Managing Partner of the firm, Mr. expressed his delight seeing everyone who turned up to celebrate these occasions with them. He said that it was while planning for the annual lecture that it was agreed that since the date for celebrating the other two were close it will be wiser to join them together and have one mega celebration.

Mr. Obi, went down memory lane and recalled the first lecture which took place in 2017, and lamented the no lecture of 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID pandemic. He also said that the choice of this year’s lecture title “Developing Nigeria Through Philanthropy ” could not have come at a better time considering the current situation where the country’s citizens are gradually falling by the way due to the state of our economy. He therefore called on wealthy Nigerians to help as much people as possible because it leads to further development

The chairman of the occasion who doubles as chairman of construction giant Julius Berger, Mr Mutiu Sunmonu , in his own speech commended the staff and management of the firm for their courage to pursue excellence over the twenty years of their existence while also congratulating and praying for Mr Obi SAN and his wife.

The guest lecturer Dr. Ernest Azudialu – Obiejesi, recalled his childhood days as the son of a truck pusher, who by share hard work is now in a position to help people. Speaking under the title ‘Developing Nigeria Through Philanthropy ‘. The engineer/business man said he is always move by the sight of school age children who are out of school, hence his reasons for building the school in okija
Dr. Obiejesi said that his love for being a philanthropist comes from the heart, and he called on the wealthy to help people because they will be blessed too.
Highlights of the celebration include the presentation of awards to the longest serving staff and top clients who have been with Alliance all these years.

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