Chief Emeka Obegolu SAN, ACCI President, bags African Icon of Investment and Alternative Dispute Award

Legal giant and President of the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCl), Chief Emeka J.P.Obegolu, SAN, has been awarded the African Icon of Investment and Alternative Dispute Award by the ESQ.

 

The Prestigious award will be conferred on the Senior Advocate of Nigeria at a ceremony scheduled for Sunday, July 7th, 2024 at the Landmark Event Centre, Water Corporation Drive, Oniru, Lagos.

According to the organizers, Chief Obegolu is being recognized and honored because of his extraordinary achievements and exemplary contributions to the legal profession, particularly in the realm of Alternative Dispute Resolution(ADR).


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Past recipients of various categories at the prestigious award include legal icons such as Prof Yemi Osinbajo SAN GCON, Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (2019); Honourable Justice Muhammed Uwais GCON, Former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Salihu Modibbo Alfa Belgore GCON, Former Chief Justice of Nigeria, His Excellency Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN CON, former Governor of Ondo State (2015); Chief Mrs Folake Solanke SAN, First Female Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Dr. Sandie Okoro, Former Vice President of the World Bank (2019); the late Abimbola Ogunbanjo CON, Chairman of the Nigerian Stock Exchange(2018); Ms. Beatrice Hamza Bassey, Group General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Atlas Mara Limited(2021); Chief Wole Olanipekun SAN CFR (2017); Chief Afe Babalola SAN (2014); Chief Mrs Pricilia Kuye First Female President of the Nigerian Bar Association (2010); Chief Mrs Hairat Balogun OON.(2010); and other esteemed individuals such as Gbenga Oyebode MFR, Myma Bello Osagie, Olumide Akpata, and Prof Yinka Omorogbe SAN

 

SEE THE LETTER OF NOTIFICATION OF THE AWARD TO CHIEF OBEGOLU BELOW;

 

 

26th April,2024

Chief Emeka J.P.Obegolu, SAN,

President Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCl)

Abuja Trade and Convention Center,

KM 8 Umaru Yardua way,

Airport Road, Abuja.

 

Dear Sir,

 

CONFERMENT OF AFRICAN ICON OF INVESTMENT AND ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION AWARD AT THE ESQ NIGERIAN LEGAL AWARDS 2024

We are thrilled to extend our heartfelt congratulations on your esteemed recognition as the recipient of the Prestigious African Icon of Investment and Alternative Dispute Resolution Award at the ESQ Nigerian Legal Awards 2024. This distinguished honor is a resounding affirmation of your extraordinary achievements and exemplary contributions to the legal profession, particularly in the realm of Alternative Dispute Resolution(ADR). Your unparalleled dedication to advancing the principles of justice and integrity has not only elevated the standards of legal excellence in Nigeria but has also positioned you as a revered figure and a beacon of inspiration within the legal fraternity both nationally and internationally.

A Legacy of Unparalleled Excellence

Your remarkable accomplishments and unwavering commitment to excellence in the legal profession have earned you this well-deserved recognition. Your exceptional achievements and remarkable contributions to the legal profession, particularly in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution(ADR),stand as a testament to your unwavering commitment to excellence and service.

As a Senior and Founding Partner of Greenfield Chambers, you have demonstrated unparalleled expertise and leadership in the realm of law and arbitration. Your extensive educational background, including a Master’s degree in Mineral Law and Policy and a Doctorate degree in Arbitration, coupled with your Fellowship with esteemed institutions such as the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK)and the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators (ICMC),exemplify your dedication to advancing the practice of ADR in Nigeria and beyond.

Your illustrious career as a practicing Arbitrator and Mediator, with a wealth of experience acting in various capacities, including as Sole Arbitrator, Presiding Arbitrator, and Counsel in commercial arbitrations, showcases your unparalleled expertise and proficiency in resolving complex disputes. Your accreditation with numerous ADR institutions, including the Uwais Dispute Resolution Centre and the Nigerian Chambers of Commerce Dispute Resolution Centre, further underscores your standing as a trusted and respected authority in the field of ADR.

Moreover, your leadership roles, including past President of the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators and President of the Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU), highlight your unwavering commitment to advancing the principles of justice, fairness, and conflict resolution both nationally and internationally. Your chairmanship of the Governing Council of the National Chambers of Commerce Dispute Resolution Centre and the Institute of ADR Registrars, as well as your position as 1st Deputy President of the Abuja Chamber of Commerce and Industry, reflect your dedication to promoting business growth and fostering a conducive environment for investment and economic development.

Dear Chief Emeka J.P.Obegolu, SAN, PhD, your exemplary achievements and outstanding contributions to the legal profession and the development of African businesses serve as a source of inspiration to us all. Your unwavering commitment to excellence, coupled with your visionary leadership, has undoubtedly left an indelible mark on the legal landscape of Nigeria and beyond.

Celebration of Exemplary Service

Congratulations once more on receiving this esteemed award. May your light continue to illuminate the path for future generations, serving as a source of hope and inspiration.

The Sustainable Growth Leader Award celebrates your remarkable service and exemplary leadership, acknowledging the profound influence you have had on the legal profession and beyond. It is a reflection of your steadfast commitment to promoting transparency, accountability, and good governance in Nigeria. This award symbolizes our profound admiration for your extraordinary contributions and unwavering dedication to upholding the highest ethical standards.

The ESQ Nigerian Legal Awards Plaque:A Testament to Legacy

The Nigerian Legal Awards present a bespoke, handcrafted crystal trophy as a homage to our esteemed honorees. This unique design encapsulates both timeless wisdom and forward-thinking innovation. Depicted upon the trophy is a silhouetted sage with flowing silver hair, symbolizing accumulated wisdom. Standing before a computer screen, this figure signifies the harmonious blend of tradition and progress, a requisite for legal excellence.

Personalization for Distinction:

The award title is meticulously etched onto the crystal base, ensuring a lasting and personalized commemoration of your extraordinary achievement.

The Ceremony

We are delighted to extend to you an invitation to the award ceremony, promising an unforgettable evening dedicated to celebrating your remarkable accomplishments. The ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, July 7th,2024, commencing at 5:00 PM at the Landmark Event Centre, Water Corporation Drive, Oniru, Lagos. We eagerly anticipate your presence at this distinguished event, where you will be joined by esteemed colleagues, industry leaders, and legal luminaries from across Nigeria and beyond.

About the Nigerian Legal Awards

The ESQ Nigerian Legal Awards stand as a testament to outstanding contributions to the legal profession and the Nigerian economy. Now in its 12th edition, this esteemed accolade acknowledges your exceptional career spanning over three decades, marking you as a true legal luminary, a Titan in the business realm, and a catalyst for synergy between law and commerce. The awards serve as the premier platform for spotlighting excellence within the Nigerian legal landscape and the broader economy. They celebrate the pivotal role of legal practitioners in fostering both business growth and sustainable societal development, recognizing attributes such as innovation, unwavering dedication, and unwavering professionalism. A meticulous selection process overseen by a distinguished panel of judges comprising both local and international experts ensures that the awards maintain the highest standards of legal excellence on the African continent.

Past Awardees

Past recipients of various categories at this prestigious award include legal icons such as Prof Yemi Osinbajo SAN GCON, Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (2019); Honourable Justice Muhammed Uwais GCON, Former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Salihu Modibbo Alfa Belgore GCON, Former Chief Justice of Nigeria, His Excellency Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN CON, former Governor of Ondo State (2015); Chief Mrs Folake Solanke SAN, First Female Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Dr. Sandie Okoro, Former Vice President of the World Bank (2019); the late Abimbola Ogunbanjo CON, Chairman of the Nigerian Stock Exchange(2018); Ms. Beatrice Hamza Bassey, Group General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at Atlas Mara Limited(2021); Chief Wole Olanipekun SAN CFR (2017); Chief Afe Babalola SAN (2014); Chief Mrs Pricilia Kuye First Female President of the Nigerian Bar Association (2010); Chief Mrs Hairat Balogun OON.(2010); and other esteemed individuals such as Gbenga Oyebode MFR, Myma Bello Osagie, Olumide Akpata, and Prof Yinka Omorogbe SAN. Their collective achievements underscore the prestigious legacy of this award and further affirm its status as the pinnacle of recognition within the Nigerian legal fraternity.

In Closing

In acknowledgment of your exceptional achievements and enduring influence on the law and Justice Sector in Nigeria, we are privileged to bestow upon you African Icon of Investment and Alternative Dispute Resolution Award. We extend our warmest felicitations and eagerly anticipate commemorating your remarkable contributions to jurisprudence at the award ceremony.

We express our heartfelt gratitude for your steadfast dedication to public service and your invaluable contributions to the legal profession and the Nigerian economy.

 

Yours sincerely.

Lere Fashola Esq.  [CEO/Chief Editor]

 

John Austin Unachukwu Esq.

The Creed Publisher.

Member,Panel of Judges,

Editors Merit Awards Committee

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