An Iroko Tree Has Fallen within the NBA, Lagos Department
The information of the demise of Chief Chibuzor Ziggy Azike (Omezimba), Life Bencher, got here to us as a impolite and unbelievable shock yesterday evening. We prayed that it was a mere hearsay nevertheless it has now been confirmed to be true.
Chief Ziggy Azike was, till his premature loss of life, a really energetic member of our Department who all the time made his views on topical points recognized, in public and, as essential, privately. He was very enthusiastic in regards to the affairs of the Bar and all the time passionately advocated for the necessity for the Department to construct a Bar Heart. These of us who attended our Department assembly in October would keep in mind Chief Ziggy’s feedback on the state of the nation, particularly his views on tips on how to rebuild the Excessive Courtroom of Lagos State advanced at Igbosere, Lagos and the necessity for the Department to supervise the method of contributions to the judiciary relatively than attorneys making particular person contributions, as which will undermine the independence of the judiciary. His broadly circulated latest tribute to late Adamu Maikori esq (father to Yahaya and Audu Maikori) and his principled stance on many points provides an perception into the person that Chief Ziggy was.
Chief Ziggy had been in energetic authorized observe for about 37 years, first as in-house counsel with Union Financial institution after which in non-public observe. He was the Principal Counsel at Adroit Lex & Co. Chief Ziggy was additionally actively concerned in politics and had up to now aspired to the governorship of Imo State.
Chief Ziggy’s demise is a superb loss to the NBA Lagos Department, to the NBA and to Nigeria.
We commiserate along with his household and his many shut buddies at the moment at the same time as we pray that God grants his household the fortitude to bear this loss.
I’ve, this morning, been in contact along with his daughter, Esom Azike and we’ll hold members knowledgeable of preparations as they’re introduced.
Might the soul of Omezimba, Chief Chibuzor Ziggy Azike relaxation in peace.
Yemi Akangbe, FCIArb
NBA, Lagos Department.
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