(R-L) Dr Ayebaesin Beredugo, Chairman, Nembe-Se Lawyers Forum, Amadabo of Spiff Town in Twon-Brass, Bayelsa, HRH David Dokubo and former Commissioner for Environment in Bayelsa, Iniruo Wills at a briefing announcing the group’s proposed event in Port Harcourt
From Blessing Ibunge, Port Harcourt
A Niger Delta indigenous legal group known as Nembe-Se Lawyers Forum said the region struggle for environmental justice and resource control will be achieved by applying the rule of law and not by violence means.
The group stressed that violence agitation will only prolong the course, thereby keeping the region in the dark not withstanding its roles and contribution in the country’s economy.
The Amadabo of Spiff Town in Twon-Brass, Bayelsa, HRH David Dokubo said this yesterday in Port Harcourt, while responding to questions from Journalists at a briefing announcing the group’s forthcoming professional development and networking session.
According to the Monarch who is also a legal luminary and member of the Nembe-Se Lawyers Forum, stated the need for the people of the region to utilize the instrumentality of the law in their demands for justice.
Speaking on the theme of the propose event “Law Practice building in contemporary times”, Dokubo said a society can witness a speedy development where there is organised legal system.
He said: “If we examine events especially in the Niger Delta, there is a lot of disfunctionality. It is believe that if you have a well established law organization in any society it affects the positive development of the area.
“Nembe-Se Lawyers Forum has concluded that enough is enough. The lawyers are set to begin from the beginning. It is our fervently hope that if we develop, it will be in favour of our community and we will be able to cause sanity and serenity in the community and make our people progressive in terms of law.
“We must rise to tell our people that enough is enough, no more violence whatsoever. We must follow only due process through the rule of law to achieve our agitations”.
Earlier, Dr Ayebaesin Beredugo, Chairman, Nembe-Se Lawyers Forum, disclosed that the programme will take place on Monday May 3, 2021 at the Nabo Graham-Douglas hall of the Law Office Complex of Serenity Legal Union and Partners in Port Harcourt.
According to Beredugo, the session is being organized “to enhance the skills and preparedness of lawyers collectively and individually in contemporary times, in the light of fast unfolding changes challenges and opportunities locally and globally for the socioeconomic development and human security trajectory of Nigeria and in particular the Niger Delta region.
“To promote innovative ways of using law as a preferred means for satisfactory resolving national social and commercial problems, and particularly to both foster a conducive social-legal environment or industrial activities in the Niger Delta region”.
Also speaking on agitation for environmental justice, former Commissioner for Environment in Bayelsa, Iniruo Wills, disclosed that the law forum would be engaging different stakeholders to resolving the challenges of environmental pollution in the area.