The Eti-Osa Bar Forum , arising from an Online Executive Committee held on Tuesday, 7th April, 2020 has set up a Special Taskforce Committee against COVID-19.
The members of the Special Taskforce Committee are Chairman of Eti-Osa Bar Forum, Oladotun Hassan Esq, Secretary, Ayo Ademiluyi Esq, Mr. Emeka, Mrs. Andromeda, the Vice-Chairperson of the Forum,Mr Yakub Eleto, the Publicity Secretary of the Forum, Miss Joan Ohwaguono, Welfare Secretary of the Forum and
Mr. Ademola Abina.
In a statement issued by Oladotun Hassan Esq. and Ayo Ademiluyi Esq., Chairman and Secretary of the Eti-Osa Bar Forum respectively, the meeting observed that Eti-Osa Local Government has thr highest cases of Coronavirus in the whole of Lagos State and Nigeria as a whole with over 47 cases. The meeting was of the view that if the efforts of both the Lagos State Government and Federal Government of Nigeria is not complimented , there is likelihood of spread of the dreaded disease both in Eti-Osa and Ibeju Lekki Local Government Areas , which falls under the jurisdiction of the Forum.
The meeting mandated the Special Task force Committee against COVID-19 with the task of
liasing with Eti-Osa and Ibeju Lekki Local Governments as well as Lagos State Government on the issue of CONTACT-TRACING, liase with respective levels of Governments on expansion of FOOD CENTRES in ETI-OSA beyond the SINGLE FOOD CENTRE at FALOMO, liase with the Chief Judge for SPEEDY DECONGESTION of IKOYI CORRECTIONAL CENTRE in Eti-Osa jurisdiction, liase with the Armed Forces and Police against Human Rights Violation during the lockdown and provide criminal justice assistance for those arrested illegally and unjustly during the lockdown.
The meeting also set up a Welfare Appeal Fund, with the aim of reaching out to well – meaning corporate and individual bodies as well as Senior members of the Bar to cater for the welfare of members during the lockdown.
In a related development, Eti-Osa Bar Forum is set to hold an Online Town Hall Meeting with the Theme, COVID-19, WELFARE OF LAWYERS AND FUTURE OF THE BAR on Thursday, 9th April, 2020 by 12 NOON.
The Lead Discussant is MR. PAUL USORO SAN, President, Nigerian Bar Association.
The Discussants are Deacon Dele Adesina SAN, Dr. Babatunde Ajibade SAN, Mr. Olumide Akpata, Mr. Ogunlana Adesina Ademola.
The Online Town Hall Meeting which will be available on all the social media platforms of the Forum , WhatsApp and Telegram will be moderated by Oladotun Hassan, Chairman, Eti-Osa Bar Forum .
All enquiries regarding the Online Town Hall Meeting should be directed to Ayo Ademiluyi,
Secretary, Eti-Osa Bar Forum , who can be reached on 09097933015