“If you don’t want to be forgotten, write a book” Omotosho 2017.
Book Launch----It is the general view that book communicates wisdom of all kinds, The President of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria, Hon. Justice B. A. Adejumo, OFR on Thursday 6th December 2018 joined top government officials, Nigerian leaders, captains of industry and traditional rulers to honor Daniel Tongov Adem, Secretary, Directorate of legal services, National Assembly.
The men and women from all walks of life gathered for the public presentation and launching of Two Books, “Legislative Drafting: Forbidden Devices” and “Legislative Drafting: Beyond Words” written by Daniel Tongov Adem, the Secretary, Directorate of Legal Services, National Assembly.
The President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives were represented by their Chief Of Staff, Dr. Hakeem Baba Ahmed, and Hon. Jerry Mawel at the event held at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.
Chief Host, Alh. Mohammed Sani-Omolori, clerk to the National Assembly eulogized the writer for his commitment to always contribute to the body of knowledge.
The author, Daniel Tongov Adem went to the school of basic studies, Ugbokolo, Benue State from 1977-1978. Got his Master of Laws (LLM) degree in legislative drafting by the University of West Indies, a foremost training institution in the area of legislative drafting.
Over the course of his career, he has handled several cases and drafted over a thousand Bills, Rules and Regulations. He served as secretary, constitution drafting committee, National Constitution Conference, Abuja, 1994-1995; Coordinator and Resource Person, Orientation Programme for newly elected members of the sixth National Assembly North West Zone in 2007 among others.
Minister of Federal Capital Territory was represented by Bar. Haruna Aure, while the chairman of EFCC was also represented by the institution Legal Prosecutor, Wahab Shittu Esq.
His Royal Majesty, Prof. James Ayatse (TOR TIV) attended the event as the royal father of the day, while Hon Justice B. A. Adejumo served as the Chairman and the Executive Governor of Benue State, His Excellency Dr. Samuel Ortom was the book presenter.
The Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki in his remark while recommending the books for the populace most especially the legal profession, judges and citadel of learning said “its importance to put on record that I have known a lot of people with outstanding competency in the National Assembly. I have interacted with him (Adem) and my respect for him knows no bound as per his knowledge of legislative drafting.
Also, In his remark, chairman of the occasion; His Lordship, Justice Adejumo said, “I have known the author for more than two decades; I have interest in his competency because of his values. He's someone who knows his Onions; His skills on legislative drafting is of utmost importance and blessing to the nation.”
Lastly, the author expressed appreciation for all the attendees for their encouragement and support.