Obasi Chinyere who was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2005 has served the NBA in various capacities. Consequently she has lived through more than 5 NBA administrations, experiencing first hand the welfare programs set out by these administrations and their performance levels. Her long term services to the bar has afforded her the opportunity to silently and painstakingly understudy and interrogate the welfare processes for members.
Having noticed over the years that despite the various efforts put in place to better the welfare conditions of members same still remain relatively the same, she thought to come to fore and do things differently, hence she took overt steps to contest the position of the NBA Welfare Secretary in 2020, but was disqualified, but because her desire to serve and do better at the welfare of members trumps any huddle, she brushed up herself and presented herself now in 2022.
Now, all is set for her to contest for the position of NBA National Welfare Secretary, 2022-2024.
What Will She Do Differently?
As it relates to elders at the bar with health and welfare challenges (above 65 years) OBASI CHINYERE will work to leverage on and improve the established NBA scheme. They shall likewise be accorded preferential treatment in all NBA organized activities.
As it relates to lawyers with special needs, special privileges and discounts in all NBA-organized activities will be accorded them. Obasi chinyere will equally campaign for ramps to be constructed in courts to enable ease of accessibility.
As it relates to housing for lawyers.
Obasi Chinyere shall advocate for the formation of Co-operatives by NBA Branches which will comprise of Savings Schemes in business partnership with lending institutions that will facilitate the construction of NBA Estates in Abuja and such other branches (optional) at discounted market rates.
As it relates to access to medical funds, OBASI CHINYERE shall advocate the sustenance of the Special Fund which has been provided to cater for members in need of immediate medical treatment or having any other special needs.
Health, Giftship and Pension Insurance: Likewise, she will work to sustain and reinvigorate the comprehensive insurance scheme for lawyers that will include health and pension insurance packages.