By Dr. Samson Osagie
Ecclesiastes 3:1″There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under the heavens”
This scriptural principle aptly captures the honour bestowed on these two prominent and eminent Edo Sons to wit: Dr. Ehiogie West-Idahosa, SAN and Professor Edoba B. Omoregie, SAN and a proud daughter and wife of a prominent Benin family Professor(Mrs) Yinka Omorogbe SAN. Their time came and God crowned their professional industry with the highest honour in the Legal profession.
Dr Ehiogie West-Idahosa, SAN was a three-time member of the House of Representatives where he represented the Ovia Federal Constituency with unprecedented vigor, commitment, and achievements for the Constituency. He left the National Assembly with honours and focused on Legal Practice since 2011.He is perhaps one of the most prolific speakers and advocates of no mean repute.
Professor Edoba Bright Omoregie is an accomplished academic whose flair for writing in virtually every aspect of Law, Policy, and Governance is legendary. As Director of Legislative Support Services at the National Institute of Legislative and Democratic Studies, he has made enormous contributions to the Legislative processes and procedures in the National Assembly to the admiration of many. He is an advocate of True Federalism founded on the Constitutional devolution of powers under a Constitutional democracy.
Our sister, Professor Yinka Omoregbe, SAN is the immediate past Attorney General of Edo State and former Secretary and Legal Adviser of the defunct Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation(NNPC) now NNPC Limited and has continued to hold a professorial chair in tertiary institutions in Nigeria and around the world. She is an Energy Policy Law expert whose writings in Oil and Gas Law have assisted many students and policy makers.
These newly elevated Distinguished members of the inner bar of the Nigerian Legal Profession are role models in all material particular and one cannot but join all well-meaning and lovers of good deeds, progress of others, and those who appreciate merit to congratulate each and every one of them for this professional achievement.
By their successes, many will be hopeful that with hardwork, tenacity of purpose and the grace of Almighty God, they will one day achieve professional excellence as well.
Many more garlands to these great learned men and woman.
DR SAMSON R. OSAGIE
Legal Practitioners, Arbitrators & Notaries Public